Export Trade Forum

Discover and apply to join the Export Trade Forum. A free programme of support helping local businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to boost their export sales.

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Whether you're new to export and looking for direction, an experienced exporter with ambition to break into new markets, or simply considering international trade for the first time then our collection of support services and expert advisers have exactly what you need to get kick-start your journey.

Our experienced team of business advisers will work with you to focus on improving everything from export strategy and planning, to market research and funding options..

If your business is located within the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership region you are likely to be eligible for the programme and all of its specialist support schemes completely free of charge.* 

How to get involved

Firstly, you'll need to complete the enquiry form. You'll find this at the bottom of this page and also on each of the support scheme subpages. Once the form is completed our team will be in touch with you to complete an eligibility criteria check. After this is passed you'll be free to ignite your export journey with our team of highly skilled international advisers.

Explore our range of specialist support schemes below:

  • International Market Research

    Our team of experienced researchers provide both face-to-face and desk-based market research in order to provide insight into the countries that will provide the best return on investment for your particular business.

  • International Digital Marketing Support

    Tailored to your business' needs our knowledgable advisers will identify the best website management solutions, eCommerce platforms and global marketplaces for your targeted market. They'll also advise on the best tools to create a complete, cost-effective solution for your business.

  • Export Manager

    Our experienced advisers work with both novice and experienced exporters to develop knowledge in specific key areas of international trade. They'll also advise on market entry planning lifting many of the regulatory barriers often faced by businesses when entering new markets.

  • High Growth Market Accelerator

    Aimed at experienced exporters; this scheme provides intensive strategic support in India, Latin America, the United States and the Middle East. Delivered by a team of commercially minded specialists that have vast experience in each specific market they'll provide 1-2-1 advice in order to support market entry over a 6-month period.

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