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UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) staff are experts in Helping Your Business Grow Internationally. They provide expert trade advice and practical support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas. With 2,400 staff and a presence in 96 countries, UKTI can assist you on every step of the exporting journey. Whatever stage of development your business is at, we can give you the support that you need to expand and prosper.
Through a range of unique services, including participation at selected trade fairs, outward missions and providing bespoke market intelligence, we can help you crack foreign markets and get to grips quickly with overseas regulations and business practice.
UKTI Passport To Export
Doing business in another country can be a challenge, so it’s good to know that UK Trade & Investment is there to help you succeed.
Through our Passport to Export programme we offer new and inexperienced exporters free capability assessments, support in visiting potential markets, mentoring from a local export professional, free action plans, customised and subsidised training, and ongoing support once you’re up and running.
The programme puts together in one simple responsive process all the tools that exporting companies need to grow their business.
UKTI Gateway To Global Growth
International business is complex even for the most experienced of exporters. Markets change. Opportunities come and go – especially in the current climate. Nothing stays the same except your need to maximise your proven potential in global markets.
Gateway to Global Growth is a free service to experienced exporters which offers a 12 month programme of strategic support tailored to your needs to help grow your company’s business overseas. Solutions could be complex, requiring both UK Trade & Investment services and those offered by other public or private sector organisations. Gateway is designed to help you achieve your objectives in a number of ways.
What does Gateway Offer?
A strategic review with an experienced International Trade Adviser to assess trade development needs and construct a next steps action plan; guidance and mentoring from export professionals and support on specialist subjects. It also includes access to UK Trade & Investment’s international network; assistance with market research, language and culture and networking opportunities to learn from other exporters.
Gateway helps you to maximise the opportunity and reduce the risk in entering new markets; overcome barriers to new and difficult markets; develop company skills and save time and money in achieving international trade goals.
UK Trade & Investment’s Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) is a flexible business tool which uses the expertise of our global trade teams to benefit your business.
How Can OMIS Help Me?
UK Trade & Investment’s Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) is a flexible business tool, letting you use the services of our trade teams, located in our embassies, high commissions and consulates across the world, to benefit your business.
Our overseas staff are at the heart of the service because of their local language skills, market knowledge and extensive political and commercial contacts.
Whether you’re a first timer or a very experienced exporter, a broad range of elements can be combined to suit your individual needs. OMIS can provide help at any stage – from initial research, to arranging a market visit, to using our contacts and impressive facilities to help close a major deal.
A service package could include:-
- Market, sector advice
- Analysis of market entry strategies
- Support during overseas visits
- Identification of possible business partners
Find Out More
If you are a UK business looking for help with Exporting then please complete the form below and we will contact you to discuss what grants are available for your business.