As we near the end of the first quarter of 2015 we are already seeing the Euro hit a seven year low against the Pound. Whilst a weaker Euro is fantastic news for importers from the Eurozone, UK exports become more expensive, potentially reducing the demand for British goods in these crucial markets. Crucial being the operative word as the Eurozone is the top trading partner of the UK. For exporters to remain competitive, in times of a strong Pound, trading in Euros is one option to consider and our Chamber FX specialist is available to appraise your business needs.

The Chamber has secured an £8 million grant programme to stimulate enterprise across the County. The Lancashire Business Growth Fund will allow eligible businesses with ambition to grow unlock and bring forward investment in machinery and premises. Within this programme an international trade strand is available to support and provide expert advice on developing business overseas and the Chamber welcomes the recognition by Government of the value, capability and potential of Lancashire’s industry. Businesses with potential investment plans can enquire with the Chamber to start the ball rolling.

Mandy Lockett – International Trade & Training Director

For more information please contact Abigail Peake on 01254 356473 or [email protected]