Trudy is leading a drive to bring free government support to more local firms to help them take advantage of export opportunities and to tap into demand for British products from overseas.
By organising a series of events through 2021, Trudy Harrison MP is helping businesses in her constituency to find out how they can start or grow international sales and get free government support to do it.
The Copeland MP is working with the Department for International Trade (DIT) as part of the Parliamentary Export Programme, to help local businesses access the support they need to boost their exporting potential.
Trudy said: "Helping local businesses survive and then recover from the pandemic is one of my top priorities. That's why I'm eager to be hosting events that can save local jobs and give businesses in my constituency access to information, advice and finance to sell internationally.
“I’m determined to ensure that our area does not get left behind and whatever services are available are provided here to help us get back on our feet after Covid.
“The events I’m organising are free and all a business is in my constituency has to do is register at the link below. Experts and experienced exporters will be online to provide free advice including on government supported working capital and the practicalities of post-Brexit trade."
Whether a business is new to exporting, has exported in the past or is a current exporter, participating in the programme will equip them with the support and tools they need to begin or continue their exporting journey.
Mrs Harrison is a founding member of the Parliamentary Export Programme where selected cross-party MPs organise and chair virtual meetings with experts from business and government.
For more information and for businesses to register their interest for future events, click here: https://www.events.great.gov.uk/parliamentary-export-programme