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Byline: DAVID COPPOCK

DESPITE the economic downturn overseas markets still offer plenty of promise for North East firms. And with the economy now showing early signs of recovery, UK Trade & Investment continues to work hard to deliver its prOMISe that if you have a product or service which is right for an overseas market we will help get you there.

One of the key elements of ensuring your success in a new market is research - doing your homework and finding out about your target market is an essential investment.

But you don't have to do it alone, UKTI offers a range of advice and support services designed to help including the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS).

OMIS offers companies access to teams of experts in virtually every major city in the world, who can provide in-depth knowledge and advice on the market and the opportunities it offers.

In the last year 239 North East companies have taken advantage of OMIS to explore the potential in markets worldwide and they're already reaping the rewards.

However, we know each market and each business is unique, that's why OMIS is a flexible business tool which will put you in touch with the staff in our overseas offices who can give you focused business advice and support for your chosen market. …