Hartlepool firms can boost export opportunities

David Coppock, left, Graeme Parkins and George Rafferty.
David Coppock, left, Graeme Parkins and George Rafferty.

Businesses in the oil and gas supply chain can boost their export opportunities.

Trade missions to Mexico and Colombia, Brazil, Singapore and Western Australia are planned as part of a Northern Powerhouse initiative led by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

The trade missions, between the end of September and March next year, are planned to international markets that hold significant opportunities for UK companies.

Helping to launch them was NOF Energy, UKTI and Dyer Engineering - whose managing director is Graeme Parkins - which already exports six percent of its output.

NOF Energy is the UK business development organisation for the oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewables sectors. Chief executive George Rafferty said: “The North of England supply chain is particularly strong and can support the ambitions of the Northern Powerhouse with its export-led activities.”

David Coppock Regional Director of UKTI, said: ““This initiative will help businesses focus on a number of key markets where, with the support of UKTI and NOF Energy, they will have the opportunity to potentially instigate new commercial arrangements.”

For more information on the visits, contact Jennifer Smith jsmith@nofenergy.co.uk at NOF Energy or visit www.nofenergy.co.uk