Grow Your Business with Export:
Metro Bank, Bradford, 27 October 2022, 17:30 - 19:30
Meet, network and find out about support to grow your business internationally
The Department for International Trade (DIT) in partnership with Metro Bank invite you to join this informal overview and networking session and find out how we can support you in growing your business internationally.
This event will be suitable for both product and services businesses in any sector who are interested to find out what support is on offer, or who just want to meet and network with DIT and other local businesses.
- Welcome from Metro Bank's Local Director
- DIT services overview for SMEs
- Introduction to UK Export Academy and support with registration
- Business finance information from UKEF
- A case study from DIT Export Champion Munir Mamujee MBE from M2r, a Yorkshire business successfully exporting internationally
- Q&A with all speakers
- An opportunity to meet 1-1 with DIT, UKEF and Metro Bank
- Food and drinks - food provided by Kokobay Caribbean Diner
If you would like to find out your next steps in expanding your business through export, join us on 27 October.
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Partners and Speakers
Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance
Alissia Deane is an Export Finance Manager, for UK Export Finance, the world’s first Export Credit Agency. We advance prosperity by ensuring no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, doing that sustainably and at no net cost to the taxpayer. Prior to joining UKEF in December 2021, Alissia has spent over 15 years in banking and finance, including various roles at Yorkshire Bank, Shawbrook Bank and Mercia Asset Management. Alissia has extensive experience helping SME and Corporate businesses with funding and supporting them on their growth journey. With her wealth of experience, Alissia is now the Export Finance Manager for West Yorkshire helping businesses to export, trade safely, and get paid.
Local Director, Metro Bank
Fraser joined Metro Bank in January 2021 as Bradford Metro Bank’s Local Director. Fraser has worked within the banking industry for over 17 years and has extensive experience working with local businesses. He works with SMEs across Bradford and the wider West Yorkshire area to support growth, transactional banking and lending.
Local Business Manager, Metro Bank
Lizzie joined Metro Bank in March 2021 as Bradford Metro Bank’s Local Business Manager. Lizzie has worked within the banking industry for over 14 years and has extensive experience working with local businesses. She works with SMEs across Bradford and the wider West Yorkshire area to support growth, transactional banking and lending.
The community bank offers retail, business, commercial and private banking services, and prides itself on giving customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose, and supporting the customers and communities it serves. Whether that’s through its network of 76 stores open seven days a week, 362 days a year; on the phone through its UK-based contact centres; or online through its internet banking or award-winning mobile app, the bank offers customers real choice.
Munir Mamujee MBE
Managing Director, m2r Education
Munir Mamujee MBE is the Managing Director of m2r Education, a multi award winning, international education services company based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Along with being awarded an MBE in the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours List for Services to Education and Export, Munir is also current Department for International Trade Export Champion and has built strong ties with educational organisations in over 40 countries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Munir successfully transformed his business from an international teacher recruitment company, to a supplier of online and offline educational services, including tutoring, training and digital language courses.
International Trade Adviser Team Manager, Department for International Trade
The Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. We are a specialised government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting businesses, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.
Our aim is to help more Yorkshire and the Humber businesses make exporting work for them. We want to inspire businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber to seize the growth that exporting can bring. Our International Trade Advisers have a commercial background and a wealth of knowledge and experience working with businesses. They offer impartial advice and we have dedicated market and sector specialists to help your business.
Steve Garcia leads a team of advisers providing export support to business across the Yorkshire and the Humber region.
UK Export Finance
UK Export Finance is the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, working alongside the Department for International Trade as an integral part of its strategy and operations. Established in 1919, its mission is to advance prosperity by ensuring no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, doing that sustainably and at no net cost to the taxpayer.