A COMPANY providing fuel-saving devices and flood detection equipment is forecasting a boost for its export sales.
Marsden-based Andel Ltd is confident of landing new contracts after impressing potential clients at a special international Meet the Buyer event in Harrogate.
The one-day Going Global event was organised by regional development agency Yorkshire Forward and government export support arm UK Trade & Investment to put companies in contact with potential clients across a wide range of industry sectors.
Award-winning Andel was among scores of Yorkshire firms involved.
Managing director Ian Pogson said: “It is inconceivable that we could have committed to the expense of Ša sales mission to Asia or South AmericaŠin these times, so an initiative such as Going GlobalŠhas made a realŠdifference to Andel.
“From being rather sceptical as to how Yorkshire ForwardŠcould bringŠserious buyers from around the world to our doorstep,ŠI amŠreally pleased to reportŠthat we made fourŠgood, new contacts andŠI really expectŠto be doing businessŠwithŠtwo of them quite soon.”
Almost 1,000 individual meetings were held between buyers and potential suppliers at Going Global.
And all the international buyers – including Ford of Europe, Wal-Mart and Siemens Wind Power – said they would attend the event again.