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You will receive personalised support from a specialist who understands your needs and the global markets. We are International Trade

The services on offer via the Department for International Trade and other relevant stakeholders;

Companies are assigned a dedicated International Trade Adviser to help build an effective export strategy, develop an international network and achieve commercial success overseas. With tailored support offered to companies of all levels of experience to ensure your business has all the necessary knowledge to capitalise on overseas opportunities. With over 30 dedicated International Trade Advisers in the North West, you will receive personalised support from a specialist who understands your needs and the global markets.

As detailed in the recently launched Government’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World – companies can now access:

  • The Export Support Service (ESS), a dedicated online resource providing help and advice;
  • The Export Academy, core interactive, educational sessions designed specifically to help small and micro businesses understand everything they need to know about selling internationally.
  • The new UK Tradeshow Programme, encouraging businesses’ participation at overseas tradeshows through training;
  • The Internationalisation Fund providing SMEs in England with financial assistance to build their capability to internationalise.
  • An enhanced UK Export Finance offer. UKEF, the UK’s world-class export credit agency, will expand availability of its products to better support the finance needs of UK exporters and take advantage of the UK’s new FTAs.
  • Export champions across the UK, a peer to peer network of experienced exporters who are willing to share their knowledge and experience, across all sectors.
  • The Made in the UK, Sold to the World campaign, aimed at engaging with businesses and signposting them to the support they need to seize exporting opportunities.
  • Overseas networks with an extensive global reach. The UK government’s international teams are based in over 180 markets to provide sector and market specific support to innovative, high growth companies to help them grow internationally.

Further services include:
International Market Research – Our comprehensive 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 – Our 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.
Get help to sell online worldwide – Get free support from our UK-based E-Commerce Advisers. We will work with you on your e-commerce journey and support your business to grow by selling online overseas.
Northern Powerhouse Activity – International Trade Missions and Export Taster Visits with dedicated Trade Adviser support to help Northern companies maximise their export potential.
Seminars, masterclasses and overseas visits – With an annual calendar of events, seminars, masterclasses and overseas visits we enable local companies to gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to take advantage of overseas opportunities.

Lancashire is a place for growth

If you are looking to expand or grow internationally, now is the time to make it happen.
Contact Lynne Gillen - Export Manager for Lancashire
[email protected] - +44 (0)7425 224023

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