Support for Exporters from the Department for Business & Trade

The Department for Business & Trade in London provides a range of services to support firms to start exporting and expand into new markets. Services include:

Aid Funded Business

The Aid Funded Business service helps firms of any size and turnover to supply their goods and services to international aid agencies.

Business Risk Guides

Regular business risk guides provide information on potential risks when trading in around 100 different countries.

Digital Exporting Programme

The Digital Exporting Programme supports UK retailers and brands to export their products overseas via e-commerce. This scheme is designed for retailers that are new to selling online, as well as those that already sell online but need tailored help to sell on multiple platforms and expand into new markets.

Through the programme, exporters can arrange a meeting with their local Department for Business & Trade office and meet an e-commerce adviser. The adviser will provide specific support to help exporters overcome challenges and sell online.

The Department for Business & Trade also provides an online tool that can help exporters find marketplaces that are most relevant to their business. It also provides information about how each marketplace works.

Music Export Growth Scheme

The Music Export Growth Scheme provides grants from £5,000 to £50,000 to independent music companies to support them with marketing campaigns when introducing successful UK music projects overseas.

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