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Board of Trade Meets in Northern Ireland for the first time

  • Worldwide Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP will back businesses in Northern Ireland by taking the Board of Trade to Belfast for the first time in its virtually 400 yr historical past

  • Companies promoting overseas urged to develop into Export Advocates to offer recommendation, encouragement and help to other businesses trying to sell overseas

  • Six corporations introduced with Board of Trade Awards (BOFTAs) for their exceptional efficiency in worldwide commerce

  • Three new advisers appointed to the Board of Trade

The worldwide success of companies in Northern Ireland will right now (Thursday 16th Might) be celebrated as International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP takes the Board of Trade to Northern Ireland for the first time in its virtually 400 yr historical past.

Trying to a world beyond Europe and a time beyond Brexit, Dr Fox will urge corporations to grow to be Export Advocates and to offer advice, encouragement and help to other corporations trying to promote their services overseas.

The Export Advocate group is a community of UK corporations appearing as ambassadors for exporting, sharing their success stories, providing practical advice and leading by instance. They can be contacted by way of nice.gov.uk and on the Exporting is GREAT Fb group. Businesses in Northern Ireland can signal as much as turn into Export Advocates by way of nice.gov.uk/group

Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, stated:

This can be a very historic time for Northern Ireland and the Board of Trade (BoT) is meeting right here for the first time in our history. The BoT was particularly arrange to make sure that all elements of the UK are capable of share in the prosperity generated by trade. At the moment’s visit makes that dedication clear.

I am inspired by the success of Northern Ireland’s Export Advocates and I urge more companies who have efficiently entered abroad markets to hitch this group and assist guide other companies on to their first international sale.

Northern Ireland is a cornerstone of the UK financial system and performs an important position in securing the United Kingdom’s shared prosperity. That’s why my international economic department presents a full range of providers to exporters from Northern Ireland, including £33 million of UK Export Finance help final yr alone, which has already resulted in more than £46 million value of abroad gross sales – underpinning jobs and progress.

At the historic assembly in Belfast, Dr Fox may also present six companies with Board of Trade Awards (BOFTAs) for their exceptional efficiency in worldwide commerce.

An indicator of quality, these awards have turn into a globally-recognised certificate of excellence, shown on product labels of successful companies from every half of the UK.

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, stated:

I am delighted the Board of Trade is being held in Northern Ireland. We now have so many implausible native corporations that already export overseas – value a powerful £eight.9 billion in 2018.

Our purpose is to help many extra companies with international potential to broaden and export across the world. That is why these occasions are so necessary and very important to boost continued progress and international impression for Northern Ireland.

The six corporations introduced with BOFTAs right now are:

  • STATSports: STATSports combines leading edge GPS know-how and patented sports activities science to vary the approach elite sport is played, coached and measured.

  • CDE: The world’s largest company dedicated to the moist processing of supplies in the sand & aggregates, mining, development and demolition waste recycling, industrial sands and environmental sectors.

  • Datactics: Belfast-based Datactics offers RegTech options for the banking and financial providers sector to adjust to regulatory requirements for managing and reporting of giant quantities of knowledge.

  • Deluxe Group: The Portadown firm specialises in the design, manufacture and fitting of leisure, leisure, hospitality, theme parks and prime residential developments.

  • First Derivatives: First Derivatives supplies specialist software improvement and consulting providers that tackle the seize and evaluation of giant volumes of real time knowledge.

  • MJM Marine: Headquartered in Newry, MJM Marine has develop into a leading international maritime fitting firm delivering progressive inside fit-outs to the majority of the world’s cruise, ferry and superyacht corporations.

Forward of receiving their BOFTA, STATSports CEO and co-founder Alan Clarke stated:

We’re thrilled to be introduced with this unique award. This can be a massively exciting time for us at STATSports as we embark on the next stage of our journey.

We now have already established our efficiency monitoring know-how with some of the largest and best-known sporting organisations in the world and this worldwide recognition will assist us to increase our reach even further in each the elite and everyday area sports sector.

Three new advisers may even be appointed to the Board of Trade to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of the trendy business group, making certain that the advantages of free commerce are unfold equally throughout the UK.

The new advisers to the Board of Trade are Manufacturing Northern Ireland CEO Stephen Kelly, Scotch Whisky Affiliation CEO Karen Betts and former Worldwide Trade Minister The Rt Hon Greg Arms MP. They may be a part of the present twenty advisers, drawn from a cross section of business, business and nations of the UK.

Dr Liam Fox commented:

Karen, Greg and Stephen convey first-hand experience of working in business and sitting round the desk where selections which have a huge impact for exporters are made. Their contribution will strengthen the Board of Trade’s experience even further.

The other advisers and I look ahead to working with them as we take the Board round the nation to make sure that the advantages of free trade are spread to every half of the UK.

Dr Fox will current companies with BOFTAs alongside a former scholar of last yr’s National Trade Academy Programme (NTAP) which befell in Northern Ireland.

In June and July this yr, NTAP will run its 2019 International Trade Summer time Faculty throughout Scotland, the Midlands and the South West for 16-18 yr olds college students to develop enterprise expertise, meet progressive exporters and participate in a national competitors.

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Notes to editors

  • Newest statistics from the ONS present UK companies bought extra overseas in the 2018/19 financial yr, £639.9 billion, than at any time since data began
  • The UK has now achieved 36 consecutive months of export progress on an annual rolling basis
  • Separate OECD knowledge exhibits UK exports grew quicker than Germany, France and Italy between 2016 and 2018

The Division for International Trade (DIT) helps companies export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and commerce offers, and champions free trade.

We’re a world economic department, accountable for:

  • supporting and encouraging UK companies to drive sustainable worldwide progress
  • making certain the UK stays a leading vacation spot for worldwide investment and maintains its number one position for worldwide investment inventory in Europe
  • opening markets, constructing a commerce framework with new and present partners which is free and truthful
  • using commerce and funding to underpin the authorities’s agenda for a International Britain and its ambitions for prosperity, stability and safety worldwide.

The 15 present Northern Ireland Export Advocates:

  • iSensing
  • Woodwin Catering Ltd (Holmes Bakery)
  • Shnuggle Ltd
  • Artistic Composites
  • Sixteen South Studios
  • Denman
  • Cloud M
  • Sensoteq
  • Vita Liberata Restricted
  • Rademon Estate distillery
  • BM Steel Fabrications Ltd
  • Shortcross Gin
  • Golden Popcorn Ltd
  • Quigg Golden
  • Slate Supplies NI Ltd

About the six corporations being introduced with Board of Trade Awards (BOFTAs):

  • STATSports: Based in 2007, Newry-based STATSports has modified the approach elite sport is played, coached and measured by combining leading edge GPS know-how and patented sports science. The corporate already counts many of the world’s prime sports activities golf equipment and franchises as shoppers – together with English Premier League groups Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City and Champions League groups. STATSports just lately secured a long-term partnership with the Chinese language Football Affiliation to offer all Chinese national groups with its units.

  • CDE: For over 25 years, CDE has designed, manufactured and commissioned extra moist processing crops than some other firm in the world. CDE’s headquarters in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, is the world’s largest campus devoted to the wet processing of supplies in the sand & aggregates, mining, development and demolition waste recycling, industrial sands and environmental sectors.

  • Datactics: Belfast-based Datactics offers RegTech options for the banking and monetary providers sector. These allow financial institutions to comply with regulatory necessities related to managing and reporting of giant quantities of knowledge. Datactics has formidable progress plans for Europe and the USA and revenues forecast to grow by round 50% in the present yr.

  • Deluxe Group: Established in 1969, Deluxe Group specialises in the design, manufacture and becoming of leisure, entertainment, hospitality, theme parks and prime residential developments. The corporate presently employs over 100 staff in its 50,000 sq ft website in Portadown, Northern Ireland.

  • First Derivatives: The Newry-based firm offers specialist software improvement and consulting providers that tackle the capture and evaluation of giant volumes of actual time knowledge. As we speak, First Derivatives has workplaces in 14 nations globally with plans to develop from 2,400 employees to three,400 employees by 2021. Constructing on its worldwide network, the company has plans to enter markets together with Singapore, China, Hong Kong, USA and Canada.

  • MJM Marine: Headquartered in Newry, MJM Marine has grow to be a leading international maritime becoming firm delivering progressive interior fit-outs to the majority of the world’s cruise, ferry and superyacht corporations. Established 35 years ago, the firm now employs close to 600 individuals in Northern Ireland and operates across the USA, Europe, Singapore, Japan and China.