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Expert Advice

Many of our Directors and key members represent key trade organisations, designed to help businesses.

Learn more below.

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Department for International Trade - Export Strategy

Find out how the DIT is using its 12 point export strategy to give businesses the tools that they need to become exporters.

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Baroness Rona Fairhead C.B.E.

Baroness Fairhead CBE was the Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade (DIT) from October 2017 to May 2019.

 

As a former Business Ambassador for UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) with a strong background in global business, she has a wealth of business and economic experience.

Read her expert exporting advice for SMEs here.

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Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

Read "Doing Business with the Commonwealth – It’s a Family Thing" by Tricia Francis BCom Hons MA MIEx | Export Manager – Cheshire & Warrington LEP | 

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South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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The Chamber organises different events throughout the year to allow our members to network with each other, provide advice and guidance and be informed about the current business thinking.

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Cheshire & Warrington LEP

Established in 2011, the LEP are a private sector-led organisation responsible for speaking on behalf of businesses, championing important issues with government and ultimately driving the economic growth of our sub-region.

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University of Chester

Businesses can benefit from engaging with the University in many ways including:

  • Work with our students– The University prides itself on providing a transformative student experience – part of this is achieved through business experience ensuring our graduates are work ready. Your business could benefit from a student placement, degree apprentice, student projects, internships, graduate employment and more.

  • Commercial occupancy – Base your businesses in one of our dedicated locations to include office space and access to high tech equipment in laboratories and production kitchens.

  • Business support programmes – We run a variety of funded programmes to help your business growth journey.

  • Research and development – Work with academic experts in your sector and benefit from the opportunities in research and identification of funding available.