Additional Support & Resources for UK Exporters
A vast amount of free information, advice and support is available via the UK government's Department for International Trade (DIT). For more details and links to key areas of online support visit our dedicated DIT Support page
In addition, GAMBICA maintains close links with the below key UK organisations which also provide support to exporting companies. GAMBICA members can benefit from our affiliation with these key organisations by way of FOC or discounted attendance at their events. For more details of GAMBICA membership visit our Benefits of Membership page.
Click on the name of the organisation, below, to access their website. To go straight to their calendar of events, click the link on the right.
- CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL
GAMBICA recently formed a partnership with Chamber International, a specialist Chamber of Commerce, to provide essential services and advice on all matters to do with exporting and importing. Whether you're new to export or already established, Chamber International has the tools and expertise to help you simplify processes, improve your customer experience and grow your business – and as a GAMBICA member, these are all available to you at Chamber members’ rates.
Visit Chamber International’s website to find out more www.chamber-international.com or contact one of their specialists on +44 (0)845 034 7200 or [email protected]
- INSTITUTE OF EXPORT & INTERNATIONAL TRADE
The Institute of Export & International Trade is the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade. The Institute provides a vast range of training courses.
Via our membership of the Engineering & Machinery Alliance (EAMA), GAMBICA members are now able to claim 25% discount on course costs. To book & take advantage of the discount, members should book direct with IoE, referencing ‘EAMA/GAMBICA’ and listing GAMBICA Membership. We will then confirm your membership with EAMA and IoE.
The Manufacturers’ Association’s UK’s membership, which includes individual companies and many other trade associations, represents almost 3 million people, delivers almost half of UK exports and drives over 60% of all UK research and development.
GAMBICA members are, by way of GAMBICA’s membership, also members of Make UK and as such may access all of their events and activities at the member rates.
MAKEUK EXPORT GUIDE
A practical guide for manufacturers, published on 24 May 2021, and developed with the combined knowledge of experienced exporters, takes you through the steps necessary to trade successfully overseas so that you can take advantage of the vast opportunities available when entering new markets. Click here to download a copy.
The following country-specific organisations also offer support, advice & events for companies exporting to or wishing to explore exporting to their respective markets:
- CHINA BRITAIN BUSINESS COUNCIL
The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is the UK’s national business network promoting trade and investment with China. Through its UK presence & its office network in China, CBBC is uniquely positioned to serve its members’ interests in the UK and China. Membership includes some of the UK’s leading companies and universities, many of the most dynamic UK SMEs, and an ever-increasing number of Chinese companies exporting to and investing in the UK. CBBC plays an important role in helping shape bilateral relations between the UK and China through our close links to the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations; the Chinese Government at national, provincial and municipal level; and the British and Chinese Embassies.
UK INDIA BUSINESS COUNCIL
The UK India Business Council (UKIBC) supports UK businesses with the insights, networks, policy advocacy, services and facilities needed to succeed in India. Our first-hand experience of entering and growing businesses in India make us uniquely qualified. We want to share our experiences to help others achieve success whether they are well-established in India or in the early stages of their engagement. Working with the UK Government and other influential and connected partners, we ensure business interests are conveyed to India’s Union and State legislators. The UK India Business Council seek to influence decisions that will make it easier for UK businesses to operate in India.