With export a hot topic for UK businesses as we prepare for Brexit, it’s also a great chance to look beyond Europe at the opportunities presented by trading further afield, for example, with the US.
On Tuesday 9th May, Clarion is hosting a lunchtime roundtable called ‘UK US trade: opportunities in a changing economic landscape’. The US remains a top export destination estimated to be worth $51 billion, but how easy is it to trade across the pond in the post Trump era?
Mike Pickles, Managing Director of Really Useful Products, a Normanton-based supplier of storage boxes which trades all over the world, explains how he expanded into the USA and went on to invest in a US manufacturing plant.
Zach Kimball, Managing Director of Business Development, Development Advisors Inc. (DAI) will also be on hand to share his insight into the US political and economic environment following Trump's election. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Zach’s organisation provides support to companies from around the world interested in investing in the US.
Colin Russell and Simon Bedford, two independent seasoned veterans of UK US trade will also add their perspective on trading in the US.
At Clarion, we have lots of experience both working with US inbound companies such as Intersystems, PPG and Hard Rock Café, and also supporting many UK businesses wanting to trade overseas, including Bradford-based Acorn Stairlifts. We expect to see much more focus on the US in the coming years and are well-placed to work with Yorkshire companies looking to the US. As well as having close connections with the British American Business Council, we also regularly host inbound trade missions and have more in the pipeline.
The event will start at 12.00pm with registration, followed by the roundtable and lunch at 12.30pm until 2.00pm when there will be networking. Places are limited so reserve your place, or if you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Laura Courbet on 0113 336 3348 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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