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Help with exporting from County Durham

Thinking about exporting

Knowing where to start with exporting

It can be hard to know where to start if you’re new to exporting and even if you are a regular exporter, there’s always more you can learn.
We know that businesses who export are far more likely to survive and grow than those who don’t! Thousands of businesses like you have increased their sales, productivity and stability by selling overseas.

Here at Business Durham, we want to help you to consider exporting your product or service, as part of your long-term plan for growth. Our operations team can work with you to identify the right source of support from organisations such as the Department for Business and Trade and the North East Chamber of Commerce.
DBT’s International Trade Advisors draw on a wealth of knowledge. They can tailor the support you require, whether you are new to export or a seasoned exporter. You will have a dedicated adviser who can help you to identify markets, understand customers, and raise finance to help you to export and work with you on your export plan.
At the same time, NECC is a provider of operational support to international businesses in North East England. Its core offer is the provision of services, namely help with export documentation, skills development and letters of credit (transaction management) designed to take the headache out of additional operational elements involved in an international transaction.

If you are thinking about exporting or keen to do business with international buyers, give us a call on 03000 261255.

Some of  the businesses we've helped

Marmax Products

We have been delighted with the support that Business Durham and their partners have provided our company and with additional funding, we hope to further develop our working practices to safeguard our existing business and expand our capabilities to meet new customer demands and expectations.

Dave Johnson

Managing Director

Redditch Medical

NETPark is a fantastic place to do business in terms of facilities, potential for growth and for collaboration.

Steve Brown

Managing Director

Tekgem

The facilities and ancillary business services here are second to none and the campus feel of the science park suits the culture within the company.

Ian Gemski

Director

SEEDS

The ecosystem in NETPark is just right for us; SEEDS first came here because of its partnership work with the CPI and now our vision is to have a busy lab facility developing various applications and licensing them out to companies.

Peter Chalder-Wood

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Magnitude Biosciences

We expect to more than double the team in Sedgefield to 45 over the next two to three years, with a larger commercial team allowing us to expand our global footprint.

Dr Fozia Saleem

CEO

Wootzano

At a time when the fruit packing labour market is very challenging across Europe and North America, compounded by Brexit, Covid, and the movement of people, Wootzano’s robots are providing a niche solution using game-changing, world-class technology that has been developed here on NETPark.

Jesse Opoku

Chief Operating Officer

Teescraft Engineering

Teescraft Engineering has been a major employer in County Durham for a number of years and I’m delighted that, with grant support through the County Durham Growth Fund, the company is embarking on ambitious plans to significantly expand.

Hazel Sykes

Business Durham

ATT Fabrications

We knew we had the space to add new machines which would not only improve productivity and efficiency but also allow us to add new products and processes, the County Durham Growth Fund helped this happen.

Andrew Devlin

ATT Fabrications

AAA Caring Caretaker

The Caring Caretaker is a company that’s grown from one to a team of 41 and is now, with grant support from the County Durham Growth Fund, in the process of taking its business journey to the next stage, moving to much larger premises and creating a further 10 jobs, cementing its long-term future here in County Durham.

Sarah Slaven

Managing Director, Business Durham

Renovo Solutions

We’ve been incredibly lucky to have secured financial investment from Business Durham which really has been crucial to the growth of the business and fast-tracked our plans in such a short space of time.

Antony Gray

Founder

Ashgarth Engineering

The grant we’ve received from the County Durham Growth Fund has been invaluable to us as without it we probably would have only been able to purchase one machine.

Niall Ash

Director

TO Mounter

We were looking at investing in new machinery which would enable us to expand our client base, and our accountant mentioned the County Durham Growth Fund to us.

Lisa Mounter

General Manager

Creator

Investing in this additional space means we now own our future – we’re not in anyone else’s hands and that’s a fantastic position to be in.

Ryan Carter

Founder

E Catering

We took on more space than we needed to, allowing for our planned growth over the next five years, however with the grant support we’ve had from the County Durham Growth Fund, we are now looking at achieving our projections in the next three years.

Reece Ingham

Head of Finance

Tridonic

It has been a testing couple of years due to the pandemic and this support has been invaluable. Going forwards, we intend to invest further in technology and skills to strengthen our position in this competitive marketplace.

Ben Kennard

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Manager

Newton Press

We’ve got a great team now and looking ahead this year, for us it’s about building on what we have, and then expanding with new orders and further investment at the right times to propel this business forward in this new space.

Stuart Howarth

Sales Director

Dyman Advanced Materials

The machinery we’ve been able to purchase with the support of the County Durham Growth Fund is far more advanced than anything we were using previously and means we’re able to work in a far more exact and precise way.

Dr Gary Gibson

Founder

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