Selling Overseas: How I Grew my Business and the Lessons I Learnt

06 Feb 2024
Inspiring Retail Stage

Join Jim Norman, Managing Director of Burleigh Pottery and discover how they transformed their business into a successful international enterprise. This session is packed with fascinating insights and practical tips for taking your business global. Hear firsthand from an experienced business owner and gain expert advice on key topics such as:


  • How they initiated and navigated their first steps into exporting.
  • Strategies for finding their first international customer.
  • Challenges faced during expansion and lessons learned.
  • The types of support received and the role of the Department for Business and Trade.
  • Top recommendations for financing growth.


Hosted by Nigel Barker, an Export Academy Adviser from the DBT, this session is an invaluable opportunity to learn about expanding your business and the free support available from the UK Export Academy. Don't miss the interactive Q&A segment where you can have your specific questions addressed.

Nigel Barker, Digital Trade Adviser - UK Export Academy
Jim Norman, Managing Director - Burleigh (Burgess & Leigh Ltd)
Department of Business and Trade (DBT)
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