Healthcare company event just the tonic for We are International export campaign

7 November 2014

Award-winning exporter, The Principle Healthcare Group, has been chosen to host Skipton’s first networking event in Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign next month (Dec).

A wide range of exporting issues will be discussed at the afternoon event at Principle Healthcare on December 9 which is expected to attract about 30 novice exporters from Skipton, Airedale and the Yorkshire Dales as well as members of the wider Leeds City Region export ambassador network.

The two-hour event, at which delegates will be able to make contacts and gain first-hand advice from some of the region’s top exporters, is open to manufacturing and e-commerce companies across the business spectrum.

A recent winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, Principle Healthcare Group is among the UK’s leading vitamin, minerals and supplements producers.  

The company has wide-ranging production capability being able to formulate, manufacture and package every kind of vitamin supplements in a variety of formats for a wide range of customers including vitamins as uncoated or coated tablets, effervescent tablets, chewable tablets, capsules, gummy pastilles, chewable capsules, dextrose and liquids and licensed products for customer brands and private label contracts.

The company exports about 25 per cent of its sales overseas to countries including the Middle East, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, South Korea, South Africa, Sudan, Kenya, Malawi, Canada and Europe.

Principle Healthcare international brand controller, Victoria Boldison, a We are International export ambassador who will speak at the event, says: “This is a great time for companies which have been considering getting into exporting to do so, both because the popularity of British brands overseas and the huge amount of free help available through the We are International initiative.”

The event is being organised by international trade specialist, Chamber International, Bradford, as the latest in a series of networking events providing practical support for new exporters as part of a Local Response Fund Capacity Building Project, a Skills Support for the Workforce Contract, managed by Leeds City College.

The Response Project benefits from £11.8m from the European Social Fund made available through the Skills Funding Agency to finance training for working people and aims to help SMEs, with fewer than 250 staff, in the ten local authority areas within Leeds City Region invest in developing the skills of their workforce.

Chamber International has already run a series of networking events over the last 20 months – backed by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s We are International Campaign – providing practical support for dozens of novice exporters and leading directly to overseas orders which aim to bring in an additional £1.6bn to the ten local authority areas and create thousands of jobs by 2018.

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