Working in partnership with the DIT’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign, Micropore Technologies has been named as one of 20 UK businesses to benefit from Heathrow’s World of Opportunity Programme. Fashioning itself as a ‘hub airport’, Heathrow is working with the Department for International Trade to fund the 20 SMEs’ trade missions, trade shows and foreign market research. In addition to this Programme, for the past 20 years Heathrow has run a successful series of Business Summits, giving SMEs the opportunity to engage directly with members of the airport’s supply chain and find out more about the opportunities that exist at the airport and around the world. International Trade Minister Mark Garnier said, “The UK has some of the most innovative and ambitious small businesses that have helped exports increase by 11.4% over the last year. It’s clear the potential to export our goods and services is out there and as an international economic department, we will support businesses through partner schemes like this with Heathrow and our international campaigns”
Micropore has recently come to the end of a three-year period of product development and is ready to export new products globally. The World of Opportunity grant presents a huge opportunity to extend our reach and market our products to an international audience. Our business has been exporting its lab-scale equipment for many years but has successfully completed the development of full scale manufacturing equipment.
“The new products will enable formulation companies to increase yields, improve productivity and offer enhanced customer experiences across a wide variety of market sectors including drug delivery, personal care, flavours and fragrances, agrochemicals and even rocket fuel