This morning, Richard Benyon jointly hosted an export seminar, entitled Boosting Exports, Unlocking Growth at Reading’s Green Park business centre.
Richard joined forces with neighbouring MP, Alok Sharma, to give local businesses a platform to help them develop export markets. They were joined by Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, UK Trade & Investment and Sir Timothy Clark, President of Emirates Airline.
Following the seminar Richard said, “UKTI supported 32,000 businesses to export in 2012-2013 and are on track to support at least 40,000 in 2013-2014. I have seen at firsthand what UKTI offer to British companies at home and abroad and I want to ensure that all those businesses in West Berkshire who want to grow have all the necessary tools at their disposal to do so.”
He continued, “I was delighted with the number of interested parties here today, asking key questions of important stakeholders. The Prime Minister and Chancellor have worked hard promoting British business abroad and I am proud to have played my part in championing West Berkshire.”