Going global for growth – is now really the time to export? 

A hub of industry and innovation, the North West is home to some of the UK’s best businesses. At this event on Wednesday 18th October you will hear from some of the leading authorities from across the North West on ways to begin, or improve, your export journey. Within the breakfast seminar, you will hear from international trade experts from the Department of International Trade, Cowgill Holloway, and a panel of successful businesses from our region who will share their own candid export stories.

Who is the event for?

The event is aimed at businesses from across the region, who are either currently exporting, or are considering starting their export journey. Our guest speakers will be presenting on topics such as; where to go to get started or improve your operations. From trade missions to funding and the practicalities of protecting your business, we’ll cover the real risks and rewards of being an exporter.


09:00 Arrival and bacon butties
09:30 Introduction by Lisa Wilson, Head of Tax at Cowgill Holloway
09:45 Topic 1: Can you afford not to export?
10:15 Panel session
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 Topic 2: Grants, funding and financial assistance
11:40 Topic 3: The practicalities of setting up international operations
12:00 Networking & close


Panel session

Our panel session will be chaired by Lisa Wilson, and will feature some fascinating businesses from across the region, including:

Dale Brimelow, Director, Duo UK

Martin Toogood,  Executive Chair, Hartley Botanic

Brandon Pilling, Chairman and Managing Director, Acdoco

Alex Marshall, Group Marketing and Compliance Director, Clarke Energy



Lisa Wilson, Head of Tax at Cowgill Holloway

David Wright, International Trade Adviser at the Department for International Trade

Benjamin Day, Director at Cowgill Holloway Business Funding

Steve Cowles, Export Finance Manager at UK Export Finance

Carolyn Van Hecke, Senior VAT Manager at Cowgill Holloway


Places are strictly limited, so register your interest for this breakfast event by following the link below.