Andrew Jones MP
Andrew Jones MP

MP pushing for free government support for local firms  

5 February 2021

Harrogate & Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, 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, Andrew is helping businesses in the constituency to find out how they can start or grow international sales and get free government support to do it.

Andrew Jones 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.

Andrew Jones MP stated:

Helping local businesses survive and then recover from the pandemic is one of my top priorities. That’s why I’m delighted to be hosting events that can save local jobs and give businesses in my constituency access to information, advice and finance to sell internationally.

There is a good base of exporting companies in our area, and it was something I did in my career before parliament.  I want to build on that, and ensure support services are available and are provided here to help us get back on our feet after Covid-19.  International markets are opportunities, but companies often have questions and concerns about how to access them.

The events I’m organising are free and all a business is in my constituency has to do is register on 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.

Andrew 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:

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