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Export Champion

It is with pleasure that we announce that Lazerian has been invited to become a 2020 Export Champion, working alongside the DIT to increase the value of British trade. An exciting role that will help to develop the export capabilities of Lazerian over the next few years. 

Lazerian has been exporting internationally since its establishment with an instant high demand for its designs from appearing in exhibitions at NYCxDesign (New York design week) and Salone del Milano (Milan Design week) Main export areas include Italy, Germany, USA and UAE for clients including Bloomberg,  Purina and Skoda. Lazerian also has sculptural statement pieces in international galleries such as Moscow Design Museum and the Museo Poldi Pezzoli (Milan) 

Lazerian is keen to pursue new export markets in areas such as South America, the Middle East and Russia. There is a high demand for the company to attract and pursue new territories overseas and in turn Lazerian are increasing their export capacities.

Logo of Export Champion as part of the Northern Powerhouse 2020
Our Export Champions all display excellence in global ambition, and each is well-placed to help local businesses explore their own exporting journey.

The Export Champion Community is part of the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Exporting Strategy, launched by the International Trade Secretary in February 2019 following requests from businesses wishing to receive peer-to-peer exporting support. The initiative is designed to get businesses thinking globally by raising the profile of successful exporters and normalising exporting across the country. By the end of 2020, there will be up to 150 Export Champions active across the north of England.

Paul Stowers, DIT’s head of region for the North West, said: “Our Export Champions all display excellence in global ambition, and each is well-placed to help local businesses explore their own exporting journey.

 

A 3D paper dog model sat on a New York water hydrant with wooden crate boxes in the background with 'This way Up and a upwards arrow sign. It also handle with care stenciled on the wooden box.

Export Champions are selected for their approach to growing the UK economy through exporting and their commitment to helping other businesses to do the same by providing peer-to-peer support and advice.

Businesses are selected on the basis of their track record for selling overseas and for the strength of the messages they can share with other companies through export seminars or workshops. Export Champions also contribute to developing DIT strategies. 

Research produced by the DIT shows that exporting businesses are more flexible, agile and resilient than those who do not trade internationally. They achieve higher productivity and go on to be more profitable. Doing business internationally can also help them to learn about new technologies, new ways of doing things and new business trends, helping them to stay ahead of the competition and be stronger in the face of future challenges.

 

“Any business looking to enter new markets, or start exporting for the first time, should get in touch with their local DIT international trade adviser, where an introduction can be made to a Export Champions to find out how exporting could help them reach their full growth potential.

Export Champions include businesses of different sizes and from a wide range of sectors, but what they all have in common is the drive to make the most of the opportunities that international trade can offer – and their willingness to share their knowledge with others. Champions help others fulfil their global market potential. As such, they work with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to assist other businesses on their export journeys and lead by example, as they continue to win new international business and reach out to new markets themselves.