Export Advice & Grants/Funding for exporting to Canada

Question posted by katherine foot, on behalf of Glowbeads in WD3

Hi

I own a small jewellery business. I have had a discussion with someone who would like to franchise my business in Canada. I have no idea where to start! Would anyone be able to let me know where to go and who to speak to so that I can get the ball rolling.

Also, would there be any grants or funding available for me?

Many thanks
Katherine

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Howard Marsh, on behalf of Descartes in SO40.

Hi

One organisation who may be able to help in many of the areas you raise is the UK Fashion and Textile Association http://www.ukft.org

Ask for Paul Alger or Laurian Davies

Happy for you to mention my name!

Good luck in promoting UK style and design in a beautiful way
Howard

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SANDIP SOHAL, on behalf of My Business Counsel in B3.

Hi Katherine

We provide legal support to businesses that wish to franchise, and work with clients that are trading internationally. Please visit our website to learn more at -www.mybusinesscounsel.com.

I also strongly recommend that you link with your local UKTI International Trade Advisor as he/she will be a great source for information, as well as a contact that can advise on funding assistance available to companies that wish to export.

Please also do look at UKFT too as Howard suggests above.

Sandip
My Business Counsel

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Mark Baulch, on behalf of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce in Basingstoke.

Hi Katherine,

I can refer you to both your local Chamber of Commerce and the government department specifically responsible for helping businesses like yours with questions like this. Please e-mail me at mark.baulch@hampshirechamber.co.uk with your contact details.

Many thanks,

Mark.
Regional Coordinator, Overseas Business Network initiative

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Gilda Carbone, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment Canada in Toronto, Canada.

Hi Katherine: I agree with Sandip, contact an ITA in your Region. You can find the nearest UKTI office on www.gov.uk/ukti. In-market, contact my colleague, Tish Nicolls, Tish.Nicolls@fco.gov.uk, who leads on the Business Services sector (including francising) for UKTI Canada for Trade services.

Kind regards,

Gilda

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Hi Katherine

I too agree with all the above suggestions and that UK Trade & Investment is a great source of information.

I work for the British Jewellery & Giftware International which is the international arm of the British Jewellers Association so it maybe worth us arranging a chat to talk about this and to discuss more about how we can help you in your export journey.

Rebecca Gough
British Jewellery & Giftware International
0121 237 1119
rebecca.gough@batf.uk.com

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