Chamber Chat - Diane Ashton
The Northern Powerhouse is home to more than 1 million private Sector businesses, and exports over £50 billion of goods around the globe!
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is spread across 177 individual locations in 108 countries and has a wealth of support available - specifically to Northern Powerhouse companies, helping them with export.
Connecting with DIT, you can receive the dedicated support of a specialist International Trade Adviser to provide expert, on-going advice. You will also have access to a wealth of exporting advice directly from experts through webinars, workshops and roadshows, and we can show you how, and where to find an abundance of information online.
Find out about opportunities to join overseas events and missions - facilitating direct access to potential overseas buyers, including Tradeshows Access Programme (TAP) events that target some of the most important tradeshows, and offer grants to eligible companies to offset some of the costs to attend. Access a continually updated database of specific export opportunities across a number of markets via the Export Opportunities portal.
Also available through DIT is the ‘selling online overseas’ tool to find the bet marketplaces to showcase your products online – taking advantage of special deals negotiated by the government for UK business.
You can also easily find out if you are eligible to access finance and insurance products from the UK’s export credit agency – UK Export Finance.
Join our export community – a network of companies that advocate exporting, offering practical advice and leading by example. Search Exporting is GREAT Community Group on Facebook.
Dianne Ashton is the NPH Delivery Officer for the Department of International Trade, embedded in The Chamber offices.