Export Programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4598
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Please provide further details on this initiative and its work-streams?

Answer

Answer for Export Programme

Answer for Export Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Export Programme is supported by the London Enterprise Panel and is working in partnership with UKTI to increase the number of London SMEs trading internationally over its two year operational period. The £1.4m programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Growing Places Fund. My Export programme aims to assist companies entering overseas markets. The India Marketing and Strategy Programme is being sponsored by BDO and The China Marketing and Strategy Programme is being sponsored by KPMG.

My Export Programme delivers the London Enterprise Panel's objective to support SMEs, particularly in the digital, creative, science and technology sector to create jobs and growth opportunities.

The Mayor's Export Programme has given exports advice and support to over 500 London businesses. 70 businesses have been provided with more intensive support through trade missions, events and workshops. This includes trade missions to Brazil (Tech), India (Multi Sector), Austria (Life Sciences), Mexico (Consumer/Retail) and US (Tech). There is a dedicated page for the Mayor's Export Programme on the GLA website where SMEs can find out about upcoming trade missions and events and activities. SMEs also have the opportunity to register their details for future missions, events and workshops.