Q: What area does South London Export Club cover?
A: South London Export covers the whole of London, Croydon, West Sussex and the Gatwick Diamond, which also includes four districts in Surrey – Mole Valley, Tandridge, Reigate & Banstead and Epsom & Ewell.
Q: How will South London Export Club relate to existing framework such as UKTI London, Coast to Capital, Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Croydon Strategic Partnership?
A: South London Export Club will work in close collaboration with the existing framework and there will be a formal mutual representation between the Partnerships and South London Export Club. The spatial partnerships have well developed priorities and activities and South London Export Club will aim to build on, and support, what is already in place.
Q: What will be the added value of South London Export Club over existing arrangements in this area?
A: South London Export Club complements the existing framework. It will aim to access new resources, attract new investment and unblock barriers to export and business growth. It will create a more powerful voice in export, both for business and the private sector.
Q: Who is on the Board of the South London Export Club?
A: Bryan Treherne MBE has been appointed Chairman alongside nine business representatives of the partnerships on the board, ably assisted by Andrew Dennis, a SFEDI adviser.
Q: I run a business within the South London Export Club area. What does this mean to me?
A: Depending on the business need, we will look to provide you with the opportunities to work with the relevant partner to develop and support your export business. We have a business support portal which signposts you to a range of business support to help you grow your business.