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 – firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – www.great.gov.uk
Lots of free information relevant to new, occasional and experienced exporters.
UK Export Directory – https://find-a-buyer.export.great.gov.uk/
Get promoted internationally for free with a great.gov.uk trade profile.
Export Opportunities – https://opportunities.export.great.gov.uk/
Find and apply for overseas opportunities for free.
Selling via Online e-Market Places – https://selling-online-overseas.export.great.gov.uk/
Find the right marketplace for your business and access special offers for sellers.
Financial Support for Exhibitions – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tradeshow-access-programme
Funding support for participation at selected overseas exhibitions and tradeshows.
Overseas Market Research – https://www.great.gov.uk/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 – https://www.great.gov.uk/get-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 – https://www.export4growth.co.uk/
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 – http://www.greatbritishfoodprogramme.co.uk/
Virtual and physical support to connect South West Food & Drink sector producers with