On Wednesday 22nd August 2018, Baroness Rona Fairhead, Minister of State for trade and export promotion and John Mahon, Director General for exports, visited Sci-Tech Daresbury following the launch of a new Export Strategy by the Department for International Trade (DIT). Perfectus Biomed’s CEO, Samantha Westgate, attended a round table session to discuss the new Export Strategy.
About the Export Strategy
The Export Strategy outlines how the Government aims to support British businesses looking to export to the global market. The strategy outlines 5 principles that detail how we will engage with exporters, as well as what can be expected of us.
Last year, 30 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) came from goods and services exported by British companies. The Government aims to increase this figure to 35 per cent. It is believed that by increasing total exports as a proportion of GDP, a boost in productivity, wages and employment will be seen across the UK.
A copy of the Export Strategy can be found on gov.uk.