Posted on: 17/06/2012
We keep hearing how UK companies are confused about what help is out there with regard to selling internationally or just understanding international trade regulations. After reading a recent article in the Telegraph I’m just beginning to realise that we’ve already put in place what the government, etc say is needed. Well, Strong & Herd LLP is a one-stop-shop for all your international trade needs - a gateway for exporters you could say, though we cover all aspects of international trade.
Over the last 17 years we have built a network of associates who can help companies across all areas of international trade. From the 1stthought of going into the international trade arena (whether buying or selling) with market research, marketing tips, country advice, getting the product and price right, translations, payment terms, funding, shipping and other contract terms to the execution of the shipment including paperwork, customs compliance, export licensing regulations, duty payments and controlling customs and supply chain costs, etc.
We are a small business ourselves but by partnering with other small businesses, UKTI, banks, finance institutes, law firms, accountants, Institutes and professional bodies we have an excellent network which means we are the ideal way in to find the services they need. We across the UK and even in the EU/Europe and USA.
Here is a recent profile published recently in Business Today (page 40 - see below for link) and a link to our OneCall which the telephone/business support side of the business – just one option for our services – from here companies can move into full shipping office services so we become there export (and import) experts.
Strong & Herd runs training courses in all aspects of international trade (including webinars and on-line), compliance reviews, one-to-one mentoring sessions so if a business starts off using our outsource services we are very pleased to train them to do it themselves – in fact we prefer businesses to learn the skills to do it themselves but we are there to guide them in the early stages and support them when they are more comfortable. Of our 200+ onecall clients some are v. big businesses as they don’t find it easy to keep up to date and need to learn new things quickly and we are usually able to answer the calls within 24 hours (usually immediately) saving them a lot of research time. We’re also very proud that 15 of our clients won the Queens Award for International Trade this year.