According to the Institute of Export concern around non-payment is cited as one of the most significant business risks to companies trading overseas. A large number of companies concentrate far less on this crucial aspect then they do on other areas of exporting.
As High growth emerging markets are offering greater export growth opportunities for British firms it is paramount for companies to ensure they can build successful business overseas. In order to support companies with accessing these high growth opportunities Greater Manchester Chamber has joined forces with UKEF to provide advice about accessing finance in some of these high growth markets.
Steve Cowles, the regional representative of UK Export Finance (UKEF), the Governments Export Credit Agency in the North West will be available at the clinic which follows our GM Chamber International Trade Forum to discuss with exporters how they can finance their exports and ensure they understand how to mitigate their payment risk. Steve works to ensure that no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or credit insurance. UKEF can assist Exporters by:
Helping to win contracts by offering attractive finance terms to buyers of UK goods and services making the exporter’s offering more attractive (generally for larger orders)
Helping to fulfil contracts by helping companies access the working capital they need to fulfil a contract, giving them the ability to take on more contracts and increase turnover
Helping to get paid by offering insurance against the risk of not being paid, or of not being able to recover the costs of fulfilling an export contract
If you have any issues around working capital or if you would like to learn more about export finance, please register for a 30 minute session at our drop-in clinic.
Who should attend this event?
New to export or experienced exporters who are actively looking to grow their exports into this region. Please note that exporters will be given priority over service providers. Service provider’s registrations will be confirmed a week before the event.
About the event
30 minute, 1-2-1 drop-in session with Steve Cowells, Export Finance Adviser.
If you are unable to attend, please make sure to submit your written cancellation either via Eventbrite or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 5 working days before the event. Failure to cancel in writing will incur an administration fee which will be invoiced as follows:
Members: £10 + VAT per delegate
Non-members: £15 + VAT per delegate
Registration is subject to availability and registration details will be shared with event’s partners and sponsors.