Support from the Department for International Trade

Support for West Cheshire Businesses

Before entering any new international market, it is essential to make informed decisions based on knowledge, research and strategic planning. DIT North West offer fully-funded impartial advice through their team of Trade and e-Commerce Advisers to nurture your international ambitions.

International Trade Advice

DIT can assist exporters of all levels of experience through advice, mentoring and strategic planning to ensure your business has all the necessary knowledge to capitalise on overseas opportunities.

Support for new and first-time exporters

DIT have a programme of workshops for potential exporters, designed to highlight opportunities, address concerns and guide you through the initial steps into new markets.

Support for experienced exporters

DIT’s Global Growth Service enables ambitious businesses to grow their existing exports. With a structured package of support, tailored to specific business needs, they will help you realise your global potential.

Seminars, masterclasses and overseas visits

With an annual calendar of events, seminars, masterclasses and overseas visits, DIT enable local companies to gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to take advantage of overseas opportunities.

International Market Research

DIT’s face-to-face and desk-based market research services deliver bespoke and tailored insights into which countries may provide the best opportunities for your business.

Export Opportunities

DIT’s embassy-based trade experts source all the latest export leads, many of which are exclusive so that you can grab global opportunities ahead of your competition.

Northern Powerhouse Activity

Together with their colleagues across the north of England, DIT deliver a number of Northern Powerhouse led business visits to overseas markets and key exhibitions throughout the year.

Further support

  • The “Find a Buyer” service offers clients an opportunity to showcase product lines or services to an international audience.
  • Reach over two billion consumers online around the world through the “Selling online overseas” service.

Interested in taking advantage of any of the above? Fill in the below form;

Support for North Wales Businesses

“I genuinely hope your company can join the thousands of other businesses in Wales that are already exporting. I am sure that this material will help you do that by providing you with confidence and convincing you that Exporting is GREAT.” – Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales.

Further Support


Trading abroad can boost your profile, credibility and bottom line. Visit the Great.Gov website for straightforward guidance on how to start selling outside the UK.

The Great.Gov website also has useful information for experienced exporters who are looking to expand into further overseas markets.

Export Opportunities

Visit the Exporting is Great website for Export Opportunities; Find and apply for overseas opportunities from businesses looking for products or services like yours. You can also sign up for the Department for International Trade’s free alert service.

Get seen by overseas buyers

Visit Export.Great.Gov to create your business profile and get seen by motivated overseas buyers to generate international sales leads. Show off your company’s experience and outstanding projects to give potential buyers more insight. And see relevant government-supported export development events where overseas buyers will be attending.

Trade Access Programme

The Tradeshow Access Programme provides funding in the form of grants for eligible businesses to attend overseas trade shows. The funding helps your business gain:

  • Market knowledge
  • Experience in attending and getting the most from overseas trade shows
  • Advice and support from trade experts

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