Warwick Music Group are encouraging more businesses to export as part of the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is Great’ campaign.
Warwick Music Group, which recently won the highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its innovation of pBone, has become an Export Champion for the Midlands. It exports more than 70% of its brass and wind instruments including pBone, the world’s first trombone manufactured in recyclable ABS plastic which has since become the world’s best-selling trombone.
Steven Greenall, Chief Executive of Warwick Music Group, said that as a business that had grown because of its impact on global markets, he was delighted to encourage more companies to export their goods overseas.
“You don’t have to be a multi-national company to benefit from multi-national sales. We have grown export sales by more than 12% in just 12 months targeting our principal export markets of North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
“Our advice to would-be exporters is to get out there. Whilst automation and technological solutions might be available, the most important commodity for successful exports is human interaction. My advice is to get on a plane and go and see for yourself.”
Last August 2018, the Department for International Trade launched its New Export Strategy in a bid to move exports as a percentage of GDP from 30% to 35%. The strategy includes a range of support to help companies make the most of global business opportunities.