Starting your exporting journey in the North

We have the tools to help you start your export journey.

The Government’s ambition is to create a “Global North” exporting Northern products and services to markets around the world and attracting greater investment from abroad.

The Northern Powerhouse region is recognised across the world as home to billions of pounds worth of exciting opportunities for buyers of UK products. Exporting has helped underpin the rise of the North, with over £54.5 billion of goods from 25,000 companies exported in 2016.

The Department for International Trade is working to ensure that even more Northern businesses take advantage of the benefits of going global.

85% of UK companies say exporting has led to a level of growth not otherwise possible, but one in three companies don’t know which markets to target.

That’s why the Department for International Trade (DIT) Northern Powerhouse team runs a vast array of exporting seminars, covering a range of topics such as strategy, finance, e-exporting, research and choosing the right markets.

DIT offer practical face to face support across the Northern regions. From advice on market entry to trade missions for new and experienced exporters alike, DIT are able to provide the support you need to grow your business through export.

UK Export Finance (UKEF), also part of DIT, is working with companies all over the North by providing attractive financing terms to their buyers, then helping them to fulfill those contracts with working capital loans and finally insuring against the risk of non-payment.

So there is no better time to start your exporting journey with us.

If you want to export but don’t know where to start, or where to go for information or advice, contact us at nph@trade.gsi.gov.uk

See further information if you are interested in joining a Northern Powerhouse trade mission.

See details of other events that DIT offer and read DIT’s top tips for exporters.

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