Focus on: International Trade support
A wide range of support is available to help ambitious businesses learn about trading in overseas markets. Experienced advisors can help you with questions relating to market research, finding international partners, documentation, or language and culture.
Developing your international strategy
Talk to an international trade expert who can guide you through your crucial first steps, and link you in to a network of business advisors, coaches and mentors.
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) is a government agency that works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports. Free one-to-one advice sessions are available from experienced trade advisors. To find out more, call 01275 370944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Business West has a wide range of support available for businesses looking to export overseas, including:
- International trade documentation support - avoid contractual issues and penalties with this service
- Discovering new markets - make the most of market research available on a wide range of overseas markets
- Language and culture training - avoid cultural faux pas when meeting customers and partners overseas
- Trade finance and insurance solutions - get protection against non-payment and other financial issues.
Enterprise Europe Network helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond. The network connects businesses with manufacturers, distributors, co-developers, researchers and suppliers overseas by using its network of member organisations (including Chambers of Commerce, Universities, and development agencies). Sector experts can also advise those looking to commercialise new ideas and succeed in new markets, as well as advise on access to finance and funding.
Sector champions at EEN also help businesses get the most out of a wide range of international trade events, by assisting with the matchmaking process. For a list of current trade events, click here.
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