New action will seek to increase exports from Peterborough companies

Steve Bowyer
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Business leaders in Peterborough are taking action to try and increase the amount of goods and services city firms export.

Currently, the value of exports from Peterborough companies is rising and recent figures showed that across the county it has outstripped the national average.

Now a joint bid is being made by the city’s regeneration company Opportunity Peterborough, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and UK Trade and Investment to build on that success.

According to figures from the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce exports from the county have risen by 10 per cent in contrast to a national average rise of 1.5 per cent.

In just one month, the chamber, which processes export documents for firms, handled documents for £39.7 million worth of exports.

Now Opportunity Peterborough with the Enterprise Europe Network and UK Trade and Investment plan to deliver a vital workshop on international trade and export.

The free event will take place on March 5 at the Eco Innovation Centre, in City Road, Peterborough, and will be presented by Steve Exon, an export consultant who will provide an insight into international trade.

Steve Bowyer, acting chief executive at Opportunity Peterborough, said: “Helping businesses to grow is our priority.

“Exporting is not just about products and items, but about trading services and expertise and Peterborough has great companies across all of these areas.”

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