LEP Export Network

Our export campaign supports businesses within Leeds City Region to explore their exporting potential, helping them - and the region’s economy - to grow. As part of this campaign, our export network provides regular networking events and mentoring support from a team of over 45 export ambassadors - experienced exporters operating in a wide range of industry sectors and markets across the globe.

LEP Export Network


The benefits of international trade are clear: companies who trade internationally are more more innovative, expand their workforce more and have a better cash flow situation than those that don’t.

The export network is a business-led network supporting newcomers to international trade and a meeting place for experienced exporters. Through this network we offer practical advice, events and mentoring from business people who’ve already succeeded in growing export markets. If you’re an experienced exporter yourself there is also the opportunity to become an export ambassador, supporting other regional businesses and networking with like-minded professionals.

In addition to the export network, we work with partners including UK Trade and Investment, Chambers of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Yorkshire, China Britain Business Council, Yorkshire Asian Business Association and the region’s universities to better coordinate support for local businesses and put on events.

Find out more

If you're interested in finding out more about our next export network event, please contact our business growth team here at the LEP on 0113 3481818 or BusinessGrowth@the-lep.com to find out more. 

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