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21 Nov

New EAFRD to help create new jobs for Rural Businesses

The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme has opened a new call under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) worth £35 million.

18 Nov

Enterprise and Innovation Centre at Nottingham Trent University

The new home for local businesses, start-ups, students, graduates and local entrepreneurs. Nottingham Trent University are opening a dynamic and innovative centre for both entrepreneurs and growing enterprises that want to work and co-locate with them.

18 Nov

Flood Support from Nottinghamshire County Council and Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Council have announced their support for residents and businesses affected by recent flooding. Both councils are offering emergency payments of up to £300 for small businesses who have been affected by the floods.

Case Studies

UKTI in the East Midlands Case Study video

UKTI helps BCS Autobox research and establish a presence in Japan

BCS-Autobox provides machines for making cardboard boxes and cartons, with export sales now accounting for 80% of their turnover. Despite their success, the company had been unable to secure business in Japan. It was only when Managing Director Barry Tabor was contacted by Anton Rudgalvis, an International Trade Adviser working for UKTI, that their strategy began to take shape.

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Britain's Best Kept Secret - What UKTI Did For Us

Watch a host of UK companies talk about how they were able to grow their businesses through exporting their products or services overseas with the help and support of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

UK Export Finance: JCB video case study

Robert Winter, Director of Financial Solutions at JCB, describes how UK Export Finance (UKEF) provided the insurance, and the confidence, JCB needed to build its business in a new and challenging market.

How Design Improved our Export Potential

Export Marketing Research Scheme helps PMA plan for China

PMA joined the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Passport to Export programme for new and inexperienced exporters, and learned about the Export Marketing Research Scheme (EMRS). The EMRS is a UKTI Scheme providing professional advice and funding to help businesses understand the dynamics of a potential overseas market before creating an appropriate strategy for launching in this market.

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