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DIT Yorkshire and the Humber: helping companies export and grow overseas

Updated 19 May 2016

1. What we do

The Department for International Trade (DIT) Yorkshire and the Humber International Trade Team supports businesse to encourage and support international trade.

We help first time and experienced exporters enter new markets.

Our International Trade Advisers (ITAs) provide support to businesses through services tailored to their needs.

We have a professional network of staff based in our Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

2. Who we work with

We work with local organisations, including UK Export Finance, Business Networks, chambers of commerce, Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s), banks, accountants and law firms.

3. Message from Mark Robson, DIT Regional Director for Yorkshire and the Humber

Mark Robson
Mark Robson, DIT Regional Director for Yorkshire and the Humber

Anyone looking to test the international waters in the year ahead can be assured of more support than ever from DIT. The Government recently allocated additional funding to help more SMEs take their first steps. The fresh investment will bolster the UK’s ambition to increase exports to £1 trillion by 2020.

The Yorkshire and Humber team has been pushing hard for some time to grow the number of first time exporters. We know there is a mass of untapped potential on our doorstep with the skills, heritage, products and services to make an impact in competitive overseas markets.

We are determined to help more newcomers begin their international journey, as well as support others entering new markets.

Contact the team now to see how we can help you take your first step to export or support your expansion into further overseas markets.

4. Contact DIT Yorkshire and the Humber

Contact us if you want to talk about growing your business overseas.

Companies in Yorkshire and the Humber - export enquiries

DIT Yorkshire and the Humber
County Way
Barnsley
S70 2JW

Contact your local DIT office for enquiries about exporting and find out how DIT can help.

Check to find your nearest DIT Office.

5. Our services

You can get help to:

  • get tailored information about overseas markets
  • access major buyers, governments and supply chains overseas
  • join market visits
  • receive support to participate in overseas trade fairs

See our list of services for exporters

6. Register for export events

We organise events which help companies develop their export capabilities or enter new markets.

7. Meet an International Trade Adviser (ITA)

We have over 30 ITAs across Yorkshire and the Humber. They have proven business skills and can give in depth sector and market advice.

ITAs can help with:

  • export training
  • business planning
  • getting contacts in overseas markets
  • market research
  • market visits
  • market promotion and publicity
  • export documentation
  • e-commerce

We have sector specialists in:

  • healthcare
  • retail
  • creative
  • engineering and manufacturing
  • agritech
  • food and drink
  • rail

Register your interest in meeting an International Trade Adviser for free.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Your route to export success

8. Success for companies we’ve helped

Angloco’s long term relationship with DIT reaps rewards

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