Going international

If you are a manufacturer who is looking to export for the first time or already export and are looking for support in expanding your overseas markets there are a number of organisations who can help you.

Enterprise Europe Network Yorkshire – a local gateway for Yorkshire-based firms to a wealth of information on doing business, finding collaborative partners and increasing competitiveness in Europe. The local Bradford office is part of a network which now has over 600 partners in 63 countries, providing a comprehensive and high quality support service to firms in the region. The majority of these services are free to organisations based in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Click here to visit their website.

Chamber International  – providers of international trade support to companies on behalf of several Chambers of Commerce. Speaking to hundreds of businesses of all sizes, across all sectors, every day they understand the issues facing exporters and are committed to helping clients build their capabilities for the challenge of international business.Each year they check documentary letters of credit worth hundreds of millions of pounds and train more than 500 people. For new exporters and smaller firms they offer an invoice-to-final delivery service handling everything in between. More information is available on their website.

Department for International Trade  – provide expert trade advice and practical support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas through export. Their range of support services are delivered at a local level through one-to-one international trade adviser support and through their global network of staff in British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates in 96 international markets. The DIT web addess is www.ukti.gov.uk.