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Get Fit to Export: Northumberland

Thursday 27th October 2022 

10:00 - 12:00

Advance Northumberland, Wansbeck Workspace, Ashington.







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Do you have an ambition to grow your business? Are you unsure if exporting is for you?

Join the Department for International Trade North East for a free workshop & find out what you can do to make your business export ready.

Who’s it for?
This workshop is for anyone who:

  • Has an ambition to grow their business through exports
  • Wants to plan the next steps into exporting as part of an overall business growth strategy
  • Is unsure what exporting might involve, but wants to understand the risks and implications to resources; the expertise, time and skills needed before going any further

Why join?
Whether you are considering exporting, or are unsure if trading overseas is right for your business, this session will provide:

  • An understanding of what skills, resources, and knowledge you will need to sell overseas successfully
  • Advice on how to conduct a self-audit of your business
  • A checklist for next steps

Join us on Thursday 27th October 2022 at Advance Northumberland, Wansbeck Workspace, Ashington and explore your export potential! 


Advance Northumberland provides comprehensive support to businesses across the County. Our highly experienced team provides a single point of contact for business support enquiries and will design bespoke support packages that include:

• invaluable practical advice

• access to finance

• property information

• training and recruitment advice

• supply chain connections

• introductions to external support programmes



Nynzi Maung
Export Strategy Development Lead
Department for International Trade
Nynzi is an international trade promotion professional with extensive experience working in the UK and Europe, advising and supporting businesses to initiate and grow their export sales world-wide. She has also worked in the field economic development, as a practitioner and consultant.
Ian Howard
International Trade Adviser
Department for International Trade
Ian has been an International Trade Adviser for 9 years, working with SMEs across Tyneside and Northumberland. Prior to that, Ian had 25 years experience of international sales and marketing in the private sector, firstly with a manufacturing company in Cramlington and later with a micro-business in the Tyne Valley.
Toby Fletcher
Technical Director
Origin Designed Ltd
Toby is the Technical Director of Origin Designed Ltd, a company that designs and builds manufacturing equipment including laser cutters and CNCs. The company uses these machines to make a wide variety of products using metals, plastics and wood. Origin markets and distributes a portfolio of over 1200 products across the European and N. American markets. Toby's previous experience includes working as a Chartered Pipeline Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry on various contracts for companies including BP and Shell.