A Midland chamber of commerce has launched a campaign to get more firms exporting.
According to figures from the British Chambers of Commerce, 44 per cent of companies report a direct link between exporting and increased turnover and 58 per cent of businesses said that exporting led to a level of growth not otherwise possible for their company.
Louise Bennett, chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said there would be hard and soft elements to the campaign.
She said: “We have a team of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) advisers based at the chamber to offer guidance on how to get started.
“Not only that, they can also provide assistance to existing exporters who want to find new overseas markets.
“On top of that, we will also be looking at some of the very real barriers to international trade and will be working with UKTI, the British Chambers of Commerce, the LEP and Government to look at how those barriers can be broken down.”
A range of events are planned as part of the campaign including trips to Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong, The Baltics, Finland and Estonia.