Department for International Trade

Government department responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring

that the UK takes advantage of the huge range commercial opportunities open to it. With a global

network, it aims to help businesses take control of their international business development,

assisting them to export their goods and services effectively.


Local International Trade Adviser Support – 07469 391223

Strategic export development advice from experienced former exporters and international trade

advisers.  Access facilitation to export related events, training workshops and online webinars.


Department for International Trade (DIT) website – 

Lots of free information relevant to new, occasional and experienced exporters.


UK Export Directory – 

Get promoted internationally for free with a trade profile.


Export Opportunities –

Find and apply for overseas opportunities for free.


Selling via Online e-Market Places –

Find the right marketplace for your business and access special offers for sellers.


Financial Support for Exhibitions –

Funding support for participation at selected overseas exhibitions and tradeshows.


Overseas Market Research –

Chargeable (OMIS) service whereby worldwide British Embassy officials can undertake specific

activities such as field market research, potential distributor search, contact introductions or

appointment arranging services on your behalf.


Exporting Trade Finance –

Export Finance (UKEF) – UK’s export credit agency. Able to provide working capital loans, credit

insurance and bank guarantees so UK companies can trade with overseas markets.


Business West export support programmes


Export Essentials – assistance for new or novice exporters to get to grips with planning their export

strategy. Includes ‘Ready For Export’ workshop and access to specialist support on various topics.

Extend Your Global Reach – Intensive strategic and commercial assistance to help your business

enter or expand into the high-growth markets of China, India, Latin America or South East Asia.


Great British Food Programme –

Virtual and physical support to connect South West Food & Drink sector producers with

international buyers.