European Union - European Regional Development Fund

There is a strong tradition of exporting in the Tees Valley which goes back over 100 years. We have the right skills to help you exploit markets in the far corners of the globe as well as those right on your doorstep.

If you have never exported your products or services before there is an experienced advisor on hand at our partner Department of International Trade (DIT), to guide you every step of the way.

Business Compass’s export partner, DIT is the lead UK Government Department that helps UK companies grow and succeed to overseas markets. It is the UK’s most influential and knowledgeable organisation within exporting and inward investment, working through a whole of government approach.

Whatever level of experience you have they will be able to support you in your development of overseas markets. It has a team of advisers in the North East and in over 100 international marketplaces. They will sit down with you and assess how ready you are to export if you are new to international trade, or advise you on how to get to the next level if you are a more experienced exporter. Opportunities which become available from business alerts (a free service accessed here) and other market intelligence information about potential growth areas for particular products, are also part of their service for companies.

DIT has extensive information on trade fairs where Tees Valley businesses can meet potential clients face to face, armed with any relevant background information needed to undertake contracts. They are also able to provide details of trade missions which take place regularly around the world where appointments can be planned well advance with potential customers.

There is support in all areas of exporting like how to get market intelligence from country’s overseas and overseas’ business practices. To ensure your business gets paid for its work there is advice on risks associated with exporting.

The list below shows the support that is available through our partners, if you can’t find what you need here contact us and we will guide you through the support available.



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