Global exporter Advanced Actuators hosts next Export Network event

15 October 2014

One of Keighley’s best known manufacturers has been chosen to host the next networking event in Leeds City Region’s We are International campaign this month (Oct).

A wide range of exporting issues will be discussed at the afternoon event at Advanced Actuators, Silsden, on October 30, which is expected to attract about 30 novice exporters from throughout Bradford 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.

Advanced Actuators Ltd, which was founded in 1999, grew from Elram International which was created in 1969 to design and manufacture hydraulic actuators for the mining and steel industries.

Today Advanced Actuators is a well-known international manufacturer and supplier of actuators, control solutions and hydraulic components for the oil & gas, power generation, nuclear, marine, and industrial marketplaces worldwide.

Advanced Actuators director, Chris Woodhead, who will speak at the event, says: “One of the main messages of the We are International initiative is that if companies have a domestic market in the UK for their products, it is very likely that, with the right skills and approach, they will be able to trade successfully overseas and this will be a theme of our event.”

The event, which will also include a guided tour of the Advanced Actuators manufacturing facility, 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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