KPMG and Enterprise Nation join forces to deliver export services to small business

KPMG and Enterprise Nation join forces

Small business support group Enterprise Nation is set to join forces with leading UK professional services firm KPMG to support the fast-growing number of small and micro businesses looking to enter international markets.

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Small business support group Enterprise Nation is set to join forces with leading UK professional services firm KPMG to support the fast-growing number of small and micro businesses looking to enter international markets.

The private sector firms aim to develop an intense 12-month programme of subsidised international trade missions, with a first mission planned to Dublin in March, further trade delegations will explore export opportunities in Germany, the US, South Africa and Asia.

It has also announced it is to examine the export landscape in a detailed study that will unlock the ambition of small British businesses overseas.

Emma Jones, founder of Enterprise Nation, said: “Small businesses are going global faster than ever before. With a website and British made/design products, small businesses are starting on a Monday and trading with the world by Wednesday. What they need is advice on how to export, connections to advisers, and access to opportunities to build confidence and sales.

“Two successful missions we took to New York and China have resulted in over £6 million worth of new business for small firms. So we know this alliance is going to work.”

Kevin Smith, London Chairman for KPMG, said: “Many small businesses start exporting by accident but having seen the potential for new sales and growth, they want to keep exporting. Our job is to make this as seamless as possible for the small business owner.”

Recent analysis by KPMG found that in order to deliver a successful UK export strategy government agencies, the private sector and business community need to work together to leverage each other’s core strengths to ensure support is cost effective, practical and relevant.

This new tie up builds upon the existing alliance between Enterprise Nation and KPMG Small Business Accounting, launched in March 2015, which already offers a package of accounting services, digital toolkits and events aimed at supporting SMEs at the very start of their growth journey.

ENDS

For more details contact:

Liz Slee

T: +44 (0)7540060112

E: liz@enterprisenation.com

Emma Murray Communications Manager-  KPMG London Region

T: +44 (0020 7694 6506

E: emma.murray@kpmg.co.uk

About Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is a small business network with more than 75,000 members. Its aim is to help people turn their good ideas into great businesses – through expert advice, events, networking and a modern membership. Enterprise Nation was founded in 2005 by Emma Jones MBE also co-founder of StartUp Britain and one of the Prime Minister’s Trade Ambassadors.

About KPMG

KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 22 offices across the UK with approximately 12,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a revenue of £1.96 billion in the year ended September 2015. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and has 174,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. 

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