We are very excited to be an advocate for the  Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Exporting is GREAT campaign which aims to spark a movement around the UK of companies selling their products and services overseas.

We attribute a large amount of our export success to the help and advice offered by what was the UKTI and now the DIT.   The one piece of advice we would give to others starting out would be to use the wonderful facilities and free services offered by DIT – sign up for Exporting is Great, network, visit exhibitions and perhaps think about taking a shared pavilion space at overseas exhibitions if applicable.

What is the Exporting is Great initiative?

The Exporting is GREAT initiative provides advice and expertise to support businesses at every step on their exporting journey, from initial interest to selling in market, plus access to real-time export opportunities from around the world that businesses can apply for online.

At the heart of the campaign is the Export Champion Community, which consists of more than 1,000 ‘Export Advocates’ and ‘Export Champions’; everyday businesses of all shapes and sizes, run by extraordinary people, from around the UK that are proudly selling overseas.

You can join the network of Export Advocates, which comprises firms from across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in a wide range of sectors. Any UK-registered company that has exported at least once can sign up – Join the exporting community here!

On joining, you’ll:

  • become part of Exporting is GREAT, the Government’s most ambitious and high-profile export-focused campaign ever
  • join a UK-wide community of exporters who share advice, ask/answer questions and signpost to where support is available
  • get access to a suite of digital campaign assets to use in your communication and marketing activity

Whatever your product or service, wherever you’re based in the UK, and however big or small your turnover – if you’ve exported before, join the community and become an Export Advocate!


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