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Department for Business and Trade (DBT) Northern Powerhouse Newsletter

Helping you grow your business is our primary objective. Have you taken advantage of all our offers yet? Have a look what’s coming up and sign-up to our events or latest trade mission for seafood companies. Read about local Marketing agency ICC Solutions and find out how they have achieved international success

Read on to find out what’s coming up.

The Women's International Networking (WIN) Programme completes first ever trade mission

A dozen women from the North’s most innovative businesses have conducted their first ever international trade mission to trigger American demand for their products and services, generating economic growth in the region.

The WIN Programme is a new DBT initiative designed to modernise trade in the UK and accelerate economic growth across the country. It aims to increase the participation of women-owned and women-led businesses in international trade by providing a collaborative and supportive environment for business owners.

The trade mission to Indianapolis and Chicago, concluded on International Women’s Day, with female leaders from the Northern Powerhouse meeting with businesses to open doors to brand new markets.

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Upcoming Events

Offshore Wind 2024

Join our series of webinars on offshore wind and the vast opportunities it presents for a variety of sectors and markets. Here is what's coming up:

Introduction to Offshore Wind: USA

Wednesday 27 March 2024, 15:00 - 16:30, Online

Or catch-up on-demand to also find out more about the opportunities in Ireland.

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Technology in the US: Event Series

Join our series of webinars designed to provide a detailed overview of the US and the vast opportunities it presents for the UK tech sector. Here is what's coming up:

Artificial Intelligence in the US

Wednesday 27 March 2024, 16:00 - 17:00, Online

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Opportunities in Africa: Event Series

Thursday 18 April 2024, 09:30 - 14:00, DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, Liverpool

You are invited to join a series of events, designed to explore the opportunities that exist across Africa.Sign-up now to join the next event where we will talk about the export development opportunities in Morocco.

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Exporting Insights: Supporting Regional Businesses in the North East and Yorkshire and Humber

Thursday 25 April 2024, 08:00 - 09:30, Newcastle

Join us in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and UK Export Finance (UKEF), for exclusive insights into exporting goods and services to Europe and beyond.

ICAEW North East, Yorkshire and the Humber | Export insights: Supporting regional businesses | 25 April 2024 | Newcastle

Supercharge your Export Journey

Have you joined the Export academy yet? There are plenty of workshops that will help you in developing your skills and knowledge in a varied range of topics focusing on countries, sectors and export procedures. Here are just a few of the events that are coming up, so what are you waiting for?

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Upcoming Missions:

Seafood Expo Global 2024: 23- 25 April 2024, Barcelona

Join our trade mission in Barcelona at Seafood Expo Global. This is a great opportunity for your business to meet with like-minded businesses in the seafood industry and promote established brands to new clients.

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Exporter Spotlight:

ICC Solutions

We caught up with Business Development Manager Liz Conroy to talk about the support the company has received from DBT, including becoming an Northern Powerhouse Export Champion. Find out more on how they have unlocked opportunities in the USA, Canada and many more, with 84% of the company’s turnover attributed to exporting.

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