From Birmingham to Beijing or Bombay local businesses are looking international

From Birmingham to Beijing or Bombay local businesses are looking international

A sell out conference held at RBS's St Phillips Place offices in Birmingham yesterday, saw 74 local businesses look towards Asia for their future trading.

The conference hosted by the UK Trade and Industry (UKTI), RBS and NatWest took the shape of a master class about trading with Asia. Experts in finance, trade and the Asian market provided key guidance to the businesses, especially those who have traditionally been reluctant to trade overseas.

Graham Handy, Director for NatWest Commercial Banking in Birmingham, said: 'There has never been a better time for small businesses to look at exporting to Asia. UKTI and banks can and will provide all the expertise needed, and will remove the mystery of trading in Asia. With the challenges in the UK economy and the growth in Asia, it is something every business needs to look at.'

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