The Department for International Trade North West supports companies of any size and at all stages of their export journey to trade internationally.
Here’s a refresher of our services:
International Trade Adviser (ITA) account management and consultancy
Professional export advisory service by ITAs with Institute of Export CPD accreditation. Diagnostic, regularly reviewed action plans, mentoring and contact.
Market-specific events and briefings
Designed to explain how to enter and grow in specific markets; led by market experts from the commercial and public sectors.
Export growth programmes
Formal diagnostic process followed by creation of a detailed report and action plan. Criteria vary according to the programme but are typically geared to high growth or small to medium-sized businesses.
Fully funded training in export-specific skills and knowledge
Masterclasses/workshops, including: Introduction to Export; Exhibition Skills; Intellectual Property; Researching Markets; Digital Marketing; Language & Culture etc.
Sector-specific advice and support
One-to-one advice from specialist ITAs or sector staff from DIT centrally; sector events including virtual webinars, briefings and round tables; virtual and physical tradeshows.
Export Champions – peer support facilitation
Introduction to suitable mentors (SME leaders) who share experience of their own export journeys and can inspire and encourage; delivered via the Northern Powerhouse Export Champions scheme.
Assistance with applying for grants
For new business development, virtual and physical conferences, overseas market visits or export-related consultancy (research, translation, legal). Grants are subject to criteria and vary from programme to programme.
This is not an exhaustive list and may be subject to change.
Tricia Francis, your local International Trade Adviser says “If you haven’t been in touch with your International Trade adviser for a while then please reach out and make contact. If you are not working with us and are interested in having a chat then please contact me and I will be more than happy to talk you through our support and services.”
About your local ITA:-
Tricia is an International Trade Adviser for the Cheshire & Merseyside area and works closely with businesses throughout the region. She has over 25 years’ experience in exporting and working with businesses to expand their international trade worldwide in various sectors.
For more information please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07966 560644. See www.great.gov.uk for more details.