Whether you’re interested in exporting for the first time, or an experienced exporter, support from the UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) can help your business to grow in new markets. In the West Midlands there are DIT teams located across the region supporting local businesses to export.

You can visit great.gov.uk to:

· Create your own export plan online

· Identify high potential markets for your products

· Access free online lessons to build your knowledge on selling internationally

· Search and apply for live export opportunities

· Explore e-commerce options and support to sell online internationally

· Explore finance and insurance options from UK Export Finance (UKEF)

New training offer for UK businesses:

If you’re new to exporting you should sign-up to the UK Export Academy – a free, comprehensive training offer for UK businesses featuring masterclasses, events, mentoring and roundtables. Register at events.great.gov.uk/exportacademy


Find events relevant for you and register for seminars, workshops, and tradeshows at events.great.gov.uk.

Tailored in-market support:

Your business may be eligible for tailored support from trade experts around the world in specific markets. For more information, visit gov.uk/guidance/access-international-market-export-support.

Selling to Europe:

Contact the Export Support Service online or on 0300 303 8955 which provides a single point of contact to help businesses exporting to Europe. Visit gov.uk/ask-export-support-team.

Report a Trade Barrier:

If a trade barrier is affecting your exports or imports from the UK, please let us know at great.gov.uk/report-trade-barrier.

Get in touch with an adviser:

To get in touch with a local adviser, please call 02045 343667 or email ditmidlands@trade.gov.uk. You can also follow DIT on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.