Agencia has been appointed as a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion for 2019 after being nominated by our International Trade Adviser at the Department for International Trade (DIT).
Helen Gibson, Managing Director of Agencia, visited Durham Castle for a Board of Trade reception, hosted by the Secretary of State for International Trade Dr Liam Fox, which launched the initiative.
Agencia was selected for the DIT’s “If we can, you can” campaign on the strength of our achievements during 15 years of exporting, a period which has seen exports account for more than half of our turnover.
Helen said the invitation amounts to significant recognition of Agencia’s achievements internationally and is also a challenge to encourage other businesses to tackle global markets.
She said: “We have worked across the globe, exporting our British healthcare and judicial expertise to overseas governments. Over half of our business is international, and we are looking to grow our work in the Western Balkans and South East Europe, East and North Africa and China.
“I’m delighted that we have been selected to be a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion for 2019. The launch event was at the delightful Durham Castle – a trip down memory lane for me from my university days, and an opportunity to hear a wealth of inspiring stories from fellow exporters.
“Being appointed to this role is a real honour and a privilege. It is recognition of our efforts to expand our business by exporting our expertise to 14 countries including Kosovo, Tunisia, Kenya, Malaysia and Barbados.
“This means we are contributing to our local economy in Yorkshire and the Humber and are now in a position to encourage others to consider exporting by sharing our own knowledge and experiences. I want people to know that if we can do it – you can too!”
The Export Champions initiative started in the North West in 2013 and was extended across the Northern Powerhouse in 2018.
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. During 2018, many of them were invited to attend round tables with Ministers and to participate in the Exporting is Great Hub and the International Business Festival based in Liverpool last summer.
Agencia has been transforming organisations for over 21 years. We not only design the change but also make it happen, turning strategy into action and action into results.
We are a team of industry experts with years of on the ground experience. Our solutions are pragmatic and down to earth.
We are a family run business with values based on collaboration, practical and realistic methods for making a difference.
We have been trusted to deliver over 400 contracts, developing and exporting British public service expertise. We have improved government capabilities, transformed entire organisations, developed communities and changed lives.
We thrive on the most challenging projects, finding inspiration where others may find difficulty.
We operate worldwide.