Resources & Support
Through Department for International Trade (DIT) and nominated Accredited Trade Challenge Partners (TCP), the Government offers extensive support to businesses wishing to exhibit and/or export to overseas markets. Particular emphasis is directed towards SME exporters.
Trade Show Access Programme (TAP)
Key to many SME exporters, TAP provides eligible companies with grants towards the cost of attending overseas trade shows and conferences. The grant scheme is available across virtually all sectors, and is administered via accredited Trade Challenge Partners (TCP’s); usually trade assocations relevant to that sector. The grant levels vary from £1,500 to £2,500 according to the country in which the event is held. GAMBICA (a TCP for our sectors) can offer exhibitor grants for overseas shows and more details on the events and how the TAP scheme works are available on our International Events pages.
To check on your eligibility or if you have specific questions about the scheme please contact Kirsty Roberts, International Event Manager. Alternatively click below links to access:Flow Chart providing a quick check as to eligibility criteria TAP Terms and Conditions of Support 2020/21 TAP Exhibitor Grant Application Form 2020/21
Additional DIT services for exporters
Department for International Trade (DIT) provide a range of expert international trade services and practical support to UK-based companies who want to grow their business overseas. Export services range from free online information and overseas support to International Trade Advisers and bespoke exporting strategies. DIT provide FREE advice to help grow all business internationally in any country or industry sector:
For General Guidance & Support click here. Alternatively click on the links below:
- Apply for Export Opportunities
- Contact an International Trade Advisor for one-to-one export support
- Contact UK Export Finance for support with finance
- Set up a Business Profile to be promoted to overseas buyers
- Find an Online Marketplace on our Selling Online Overseas Directory
- Browse the Guidance in any order
DIT Webinar programme
This service runs hundreds of free hour long internet events covering topics, sectors and countries around the world, helping you shape your export plan: DIT Webinar programme