EXPORT LANCASHIRE AND CUMBRIA: Financing your international ambitions

8-10am, 26 May 2022, Lancaster House Hotel

Free to attend and open to all exporting businesses across Lancashire and Cumbria
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Lancashire Business View is working in partnership with the Department of International Trade to provide businesses across Lancashire and Cumbria the information and support they need to finance their international ambitions.

Join us at this dedicated event which will focus on the Internationalisation Fund available to SMEs with match-funding of up to £9,000 available.

The fund can be used for a variety of activities including market research, translation services, market visits, attending trade fairs and consultancy.

The event will bring together both the professionals in this area and businesses with first-hand experience to help those seeking to start or boost their overseas operations.

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Lynne Gillen,
Lancashire export manager, Department for International Trade

Sarah Peak,
Cumbria export manager, Department for International Trade

Business panel

We’ll hear from businesses that have been involved in successfully applying for and using the internationalisation fund.

They will share their insight in to the experience, what they have learnt and how to use exporting funds such as these to their advantages. We’ll also cover the challenges they faced and their top tips and advice.


Rob Binns,
Director of FYC (For Your Curls) product range specially designed for mixed race and curly hair 


Tanya Mulesa,
Founder of Cleverstein – the world’s first sustainable convertible shoe brand for women


Simon Plumbridge,
Marketing specialist, Araa Active - Women's recycled activewear

Dr. Frank Allison, 
Managing director, FIS 360

Expert panel

Our expert panel will be made up of professionals who can share their knowledge and experience in helping businesses across the North West in accessing key funding to support their export plans.

Speakers to be confirmed shortly.


Kevin Ledwith,
Export finance manager, UK Export Finance

Paul Ramsay,
International trade director, HSBC UK Bank 

The event includes breakfast and a chance to network with peers.

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