New Export Leaders sessions designed to help Brighton businesses think global in 2021

New Export Leaders sessions designed to help Brighton businesses think global in 2021

Brighton Chamber is launching a programme of Export Leaders peer network sessions, running for six months from January. The sessions are free to attend and aimed at helping businesses through the EU Transition, post-Brexit, and stimulating a growth perspective.

Who’s it for?

Whether you are a regular exporter or want to consider it as part of your growth strategy – the Export Leaders sessions are a brilliant opportunity to get support and to build and share your knowledge.

You will join a small group of local people who are leading the drive for exports within their organisations and learn from and support each other. Based on the principals of Action Learning, sessions will draw on the group’s diverse export and business expertise and experience.

Skills and topics covered will include understanding your organisation and export objectives, looking at business models and approaches and how to research and enter new markets.

What you’ll get from the programme

These are practical take-aways, designed to get delegates on their way from the start:

Development of your export strategy
Peer to peer action learning, dealing with real day to day challenges
Problem solving your challenges
Opportunity to reflect, plan and commit to an action plan
All structured around a learning framework to improve your export skills
Your facilitator will be Pete Jenkins, an Export Champion for the Department for International Trade and winner of a BOFTA (Board of Trade Award for Export). Pete also spent 11 years as Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Brighton Business School and continues to run his own successful business Gamification+, exporting gamification knowledge and skills around the world.

The launch session is on 19 January 2021, 10.00 – 12.00. Groups will run fortnightly in January – March and monthly from April – June. These peer network sessions will run for six months.

If you’re already exporting, or you’re thinking about entering new markets, register your interest and sign up here now

These virtual sessions are FREE to attend.

This new initiative is led by Brighton Chamber and supported by Brighton & Hove City Council with event partner Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership. Its aim is to provide Brighton area businesses with expertise that will see them through the EU Transition and beyond.