Press release

UK Export Finance welcomes new BCC International Advisory Council

UK Export Finance today welcomed the announcement that the British Chambers of Commerce is to form an International Advisory Council.

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UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, today welcomed the announcement that the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is to form an International Advisory Council. The Council will bring together a group of senior business leaders to advise the BCC on international trade, with a focus on the export potential available to UK businesses.

The BCC announcement came ahead of its International Trade Conference, Global Network, Global Opportunities, on Thursday 9 October, sponsored by UK Export Finance, Barclays, Cisco, DHL Express, EY, Heathrow Airport and Volvo, who will share their experience of exports and international markets.

David Godfrey, Chief Executive of UKEF and a guest speaker at the International Trade Conference, said:

We welcome the BCC’s newly formed International Advisory Council. Sharing the knowledge and experience of businesses that have already succeeded in international markets is a positive step that will strengthen the export agenda and we hope it will inform and inspire other UK exporters.

Notes for Editors

  1. UK Export Finance is the UK’s export credit agency. It supports long term economic growth and competitiveness by complementing the private market with insurance for exporters, loan guarantees to banks, and support for and provision of loans to overseas buyers of UK goods and services.
  2. Sectors in which UKEF has supported exports include: aerospace, petrochemicals, construction, oil and gas, mining and metals, telecommunications, and transport.
  3. UKEF has a regional network of Export Finance Advisers supporting export businesses.

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Published 9 October 2014