Impartial Export advice

Advice and consultancy

As with any aspect of your business, planning is everything and exporting is certainly no different.

To give your business the best chance of successfully entering a new market, whether it be your first venture or an expansion of your current export activity, it's vital to seek expert advice and guidance on how to evaluate the risks and the benefits.

A solid export plan will outline your objectives, strategy and preparations for selling your product or service in a new or existing overseas market, and will give you the best chance of navigating the potential market-entry barriers.

How we can help

Our local Department for International Trade (DIT) team has expertise that spans every sector, market and stage of exporting. With all the contacts you need to support you with international market research, funding and investment opportunities, IP protection, export documentation, market visits and much more.

You can arrange a face-to-face meeting with one of our International Trade Advisers, where you can get answers to your key questions and assess your trade capabilities from a fresh perspective. We can then continue to work closely with your business in order to develop a robust export strategy and smart action plan.

Our export advice and consultancy services help you to:

  • identify new international trade opportunities
  • reach customers/business partners otherwise not accessible
  • overcome barriers to market-entry or expansion
  • develop an appropriate export strategy
  • understand the competition

With professional advisers across all major global markets, our world-beating network is fully equipped to help connect your business with international buyers and customers.


The majority of our export advice and consultancy services are delivered completely free of charge.

  • How to get started

    To gain access to an experienced International Trade Adviser, who will act as your export guide and give you the confidence to explore or expand in overseas markets, simply contact our International Trade Centre today.

    Call us on 01275 370 944

  • Have a question?

    If you have any specific export questions or would like to speak to one of our advisers about entering new markets simply let us know.

  • In 2015, we helped 1,787 businesses to boost their overseas sales