Gardenex secures £2,000 grants for SMEs attending US garden show

The Gardenex export federation has been successful in its bid for government grants for UK companies exhibiting in the Gardenex-organised group at the National Hardware Show (NHS) that takes place in Las Vegas from 9 to 11 May.

Eligible British companies can secure cash grants of up to £2,000 to help offset the cost of a booth at the show. 
Gardenex is recruiting garden, leisure and hardware product companies to join the group.
It will be the 21st time that the federation has taken a British group of exhibitors to the North American trade show.
Gardenex director general Amanda Sizer Barrett said:"The sheer size of the US market for garden, leisure and hardware products, combined with the current weakened pound and the strength of the dollar means that this is an excellent opportunity for UK suppliers to promote their products to the US market.
"SMEs should take full advantage of this situation by seizing the opportunity to start selling internationally or expanding their export markets.
"This could result in both short term gains and the prospect of building long-term financial benefits for their businesses. North America still identifies the UK as the home of gardening, and this factor alone is a major advantage when dealing with a market estimated to be worth around $36 billion."

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