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April/May 2017



Making exporting work The benefits of exporting are undoubted. Exporting businesses are more flexible, agile and resilient and go on to be more profitable. The Department for International Trade in conjunction with the Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce aims to inspire more businesses to export by demonstrating the volume of overseas demand for products and the wide range of support on offer to help businesses respond to these opportunities. So if you don’t export and want to learn more about the benefits of doing so or if you do and want to find new markets then please join us for a free seminar on Friday 5 May at Hotel Football.

BDB are an international B2B marketing communications specialists, and have been helping businesses grow globally for 30 years. With a wealth of experience in construction, food and nutrition, engineering, packaging, science and technology, there isn’t a marketing communications challenge they haven’t faced. With clients spread across 5 continents, covering 38 time zones, BDB is truly international with over 80% of their annual fees being generated from outside the UK. Without doubt the UK is massively underperforming in terms of export activity. Matt will be bringing to life how an independently owned marketing agency based in the leafy suburb of Altrincham has gone on to become a globally recognised leader in the world of international B2B marketing communications. He hopes to inspire you to take the leap to explore foreign markets whilst entertaining you with some anecdotes and key learnings from their export journey to date.

The speakers will include a DIT export expert, a local Chamber of Commerce representative and two local Export Champions, Matt Smith from Barrett Dixon Bell and Tony Goodman from Ten Acre Snacks who will present their thoughts on how exporting makes a significant difference to business.

To book your FREE place at this seminar on Friday 5 May at Hotel Football please send an e-mail with contact details to

Tony Goodman, CEO of Yumsh Snacks Ltd, owners of the Ten Acre Snacks brand, has many years’ experience of exporting across a number of industries. Ten Acre was launched in 2014 and manufacture hand cooked crisps and popcorn that are all ‘Free From Plus’ – award winning, great tasting, premium products that are all gluten, dairy, msg and gmo free, vegetarian, vegan, halal and kosher certified. Following a successful launch in the UK, Ten Acre started to export in 2015 and have now achieved sales into more than 40 countries across Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America. Launching a new brand in 2017, Bean and Pod Chocolates, they have already started to export their gift chocolate range, and have so far achieved export sales, or orders from 4 countries. Recently appointed as Export Champions for the Department for International Trade North West region gives further recognition to their continuing success.

Matt Smith, Managing Director at BDB

Tony Goodman, CEO of Yumsh Snacks Ltd



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GM Business Connect April.May 2017  

April/May Edition of Greater Manchester's fastest growing B2B Magazine

GM Business Connect April.May 2017  

April/May Edition of Greater Manchester's fastest growing B2B Magazine