There's never been a better time to trade internationally. And whether you're completely new to exporting, have some experience, or are looking to expand a well established range of global markets and services, there's always more you can do to increase your bottom line.
techUK and DIT are working together to increase the number of technology companies who are exporting. We are keen to hear from and talk to you if you are beginning to think about exporting but don't know where to start, have tried exporting but are struggling to make it work for you, or are already exporting but believe there is more that you could do.
This page will provide connections and information which will help you along the road to exporting and ensure that it works for you. We will continue to update this page but please do let us know if you would like more information on particular issues or countries by contacting the techUK team.
Exports Events, Opportunities and Seminars
Please visit the International Trade Programme events page for information on delegations, seminars, conference and opportunities that support UK tech companies' export plans.
New to Exporting
Trading abroad can boost your profile, credibility and bottom line. Guidance on how to start selling outside of the UK is available here.
Guidance on how to grow your export business can be found here.
Guidance on how to expand your overseas export business can be found here.
Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) - provides funding in the form of grants for eligible businesses to attend overseas tradeshows. For further information and the latest list of relevant tradeshows please contact Tradefair.
UK Export Finance - ensure no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, while operating at no net cost to the taxpayer. They support in three ways:
1) Helping exporters win contracts
2) Helping exporters fulfil contracts
3) Helping exporters get paid
Business Opportunities – register here to receive export sales leads sent directly to you based on your areas of interest and focus.
Intellectual Property Office – understand your IP considerations in the UK and internationally.
Department for International Trade Regional Advisors - International trade teams are located in local offices around the UK, with sector specialists available to provide support tailored to your company's particular needs and growth stage.
For further information on any of the organisations or for contact details please contact:
techUK is running a number of specific programmes and events addressing promoting trade, investment and enhanced trade policy amongst the following key target markets:
Further information on techUK’s activities in these markets can be found via the events page http://www.techuk.org/focus/programmes/international-trade/events or by contacting email@example.com.
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