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With ongoing support from UKTI, the company has also managed to research the mobile app market in Europe and the US and were able to get a better understanding of the potential export opportunities out there and how to access them.
UKTI's 2016 Export Champions are a group of business leaders in the North West tasked with raising the profile of exporting throughout the region, helping others to develop opportunities and fulfil their global potential.
The company - which provides specialist literacy support tailored to mainstream pupils aged 10 to 18 - worked through UKTI's Passport to Export and Gateway to Global Growth Programmes and the Export Market Research Programme helping them to identify sales potential.
Christine Hamilton, Acting UKTI West Midlands regional director, said: "Export Week gives businesses across the region the opportunity to really think about how they can start to access the international market or how they can grow their existing opportunities, and find out about how we can support them in their ambitions.
Mark Robson, UKTI regional director, said: "In Yorkshire, we have been quick out of the blocks to support MSBs and it is hugely encouraging that just under a third are now working with UKTI to grow their overseas business.
UKTI encourages foreign direct investment in the UK and advises British companies wishing to invest in countries around the world.
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Traditionally focusing on supporting British companies entering the Saudi market, this new initiative enables UKTI to showcase the best the UK has to offer in terms of investment opportunities as well, according to a UKTI press release.
"UKTI will also feature prominently in the conference and seminar programme, highlighting where we are working and the successes we are achieving.
According to the UKTI, one of the missions was being organized in cooperation with the UKTI North West; another with the London Chamber of Commerce and the UK-Asean Business Council.
UKTI's 'Grow Online, Expand Worldwide' programme is said to include local support for 4,000 aspiring web exporters through awareness raising sessions, a webinar campaign and international web workshops.
"It's one thing for the Cuban ambassador to Canada not to mention the minuses of his country's investment climate, such as arbitrary detentions, but it's another thing for a British government office like UKTI not to warn businesses about this practice by Raul Castro," said a British investor who spoke on background.