The Department of International Trade to attend Leicester Business Festival in hope to spread opportunities about exporting

This year’s Leicester Business Festival will be in full swing from the 28th October to 7th November, bringing influencers, innovators and inspiration together in a wide variety of free-to-attend business events.

One of the key highlights is the attendance of the Department of International Trade (DIT) – a much-anticipated visit from this government department. This will be the first time they will have spent an entire day at the festival, during which time they will be giving their advice and conducting presentations – with the main objective of showing how they have helped UK businesses export and grow into global markets whilst also supporting overseas companies who want to locate and grow in the UK.

Their services are provided in over 100 markets worldwide and they are keen to promote the scale of opportunities available for small businesses – a welcome message at a time when there’s so much focus on the doom and gloom and turmoil being caused by Brexit uncertainty.

Alongside the DIT will be Ventola Projects Ltd, who has experienced first-hand, the benefits gained by working together. Ventola Projects Ltd provide specialist electrical LED lighting installations across a wide range of sectors, in which Managing Director, Mick Ventola and his team produce, ship and install orders globally, gaining particular recognition in the USA and the Middle East for the supply of specialised entertainment facility lighting. Some of which may not have been possible without DIT assistance.

The US is not a market which has been traditionally easy to break into, and Ventola Projects readily acknowledge the assistance received from the DIT.

The organisers of the Leicester Business Festival invited Mick to be part of the promotion for UK export due to his role as a DIT Midlands Engine Export Champion, a role which regularly sees him deliver workshops and seminars on international sales. When asked about what he was most looking forward to he told us:

“I’m excited about being able to share the positive news about exporting and the massive worldwide opportunities available for UK businesses. We would never have had the confidence to continue expanding globally if it hadn’t been for the support available from the HM DIT and that is why I am so pleased to work with them to promote their activities to others who could benefit just as we have”

Mick and the DIT will be located at the DIT Mobile Hub expo based at Jubilee Square on the 6th November. As well as giving joint presentations with the DIT, he will also be showcasing Ventola Projects’ VAvR LED range – just one of the products which has been at the root of the company’s success, both here in the UK and the US.

The two events that Ventola Projects Ltd will be involved with are ‘Exporting: is it for you’ and ‘Export to succeed’. To register for your free place, click on one the following links:

To find out more information on Ventola Projects Ltd visit:

For more details on the Department for International Trade visit:

To see a full schedule of events at Leicester Business Festival visit:

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