Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, recently joined local businesses and Councillors at The Green Centre in Wat Tyler Park as part of a “Meet the Buyers” event organised by Basildon Council.
During the event, Stephen had the opportunity to meet with Eastern Region UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) representative, Pat Smith to discuss improving export opportunities for Basildon based businesses.
The event gave UKTI the chance to come together with businesses based in Basildon and Thurrock to encourage them to export their products and to show them that it may be easier than they think to create markets abroad for their goods and services.
The Government is actively encouraging businesses of all sizes to export beyond Britain’s borders and the local MP, who has always been passionate about business, was keen to see local businesses benefit from potential opportunities.
Mr Metcalfe commented: “I would encourage any business in South Basildon and East Thurrock interested in exporting to get in touch with the UKTI. They are keen to see business prosper and may be able to help local businessmen and women achieve their dream of expanding.”
For more information on the UKTI and to find out how to contact them, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment