DIT Export Support

Through the 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.

A key area of support is via the Trade Show Access Programme (TAP) whereby eligible UK companies can claim grant funding towards the cost of attending overseas trade exhibitions and conferences.  GAMBICA has been an accredited partner (TCP) to this scheme and it's forerunners for over 50 years and most of our key supported international exhibitions are run under this scheme.  For more details visit TAP Grant Funding for UK Exhibitors.

If you have specific questions about the scheme please contact Kirsty Roberts, International Event Manager.

DIT also provide a vast 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.

A General Guide to their online market guides, support and advice can be found on their EXPORTING IS GREAT website.

For one-to-one export advice, however, and to discuss bespoke exporting strategies DIT also have a network of local trade offices based around the UK.  Within each office you can contact an International Trade Advisor.  To find your regional office search their TRADE ADVISOR NETWORK 

Access their online EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES database of nearly 19,000 export sales leads from around the world.

For advice and help with export finance visit their GET EXPORT FINANCE page or visit UK EXPORT FINANCE, the UK's Export Credit Agency.

Showcase your company directly by setting up a business profile on the great.gov.uk INTERNATIONAL BUYERS GUIDE 

Find an ONLINE MARKETPLACE on the Selling Online Overseas Directory

Finally, our Upcoming Events for Exporters page lists a few sector specific FOC webinars organised by DIT, but for a full list of hundreds of free hour long events covering topics, sectors and countries around the world, visit their WEBINAR PROGRAMME.