A NEWLY launched campaign aims to ensure an additional £2.6bn is generated via exports from the Leeds City Region in the next five years.
The We Are International campaign, an initiative by Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, UK Trade & Investment and Chamber International, seeks to boost the regional economy by improving exporting performance.
The Export Network, an integral part of the campaign, was launched this month. A group of experienced exporters from a range of sectors will act as ambassadors, champions and mentors in the campaign.
Eric Hawthorn, MD of Shipley-based exporter Radio Design, who is part of the Export Network, said: “The Leeds City Region is currently running a £1bn trade deficit for its products and services which this campaign aims to turn into a £1.6bn surplus by 2018.