Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013
UKTI Services in the West Midlands
Passport to Export
A bespoke package of support to prepare new exporters for trading successfully in overseas markets, with access to a unique overseas network of contacts, market research, planning and business opportunities. Companies work with an experienced International Trade Adviser to develop an export strategy over a 12 month period. This will provide access to the Commercial team(s) in the British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates overseas, to develop further activity as detailed within your export action plan.
Gateway to Global Growth
The worldwide market is fast-moving and dynamic and you cannot afford to stand still. To help you stay ahead of the game, our Gateway to Global Growth programme will support you to engage successfully with all the export opportunities available, in a way that suits your business. The perfect way for exporters like you seeking to build your international knowledge, maximise current overseas activities and explore new markets.
Overseas Market Introduction Service
The Overseas Market Introduction Service is a flexible business tool, where you use the services of our trade teams, located in our British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates across the world, to benefit your business. It provides you with a direct link to local experts overseas irrespective of their time zone or location, providing faster access to information, and allowing your company to keep in touch wherever you are.
Trade Missions are a great way to network with other like-minded companies and meet key decision makers in market. Typically conducted over a 4-5 day period, trade mission destinations include high growth markets and include some of the region’s most promising trading markets.
Forthcoming trade mission’s for West Midlands companies can be found in our events section
Export Communication Review (ECR)
The Export Communications Review provides companies with impartial and objective advice on language and cultural issues to help them improve their competitiveness in existing and future export markets
Export Market Research Scheme (EMRS)
UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme (EMRS) helps you to carry out export marketing research on all the major aspects of any export venture.
Market Visit Support (MVS)
Using Market Visit Support, companies are able to visit overseas markets where UKTI has a presence, either as part of an organised group, or where appropriate on an individual basis. UKTI provides support in preparing for the visit, ensuring that the company is properly prepared to make the most of their time in the market, and can provide funding to assist with travel and accommodation costs.
Trade Show Access Programme (TAP)
Taking part in overseas exhibitions is an effective way for you to test markets, attract customers, appoint agents or distributors and make sales. UKTI’s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible SME firms to attend trade shows overseas.
Other support available for your business…
Streamline your exporting
Acorn Interactive is a web platform which supports exporters with all the tools and information required to be successful in international trade. Acorn has been developed to provide a compelling service to companies seeking to export or develop their export activities.
Acorn brings together innovative solutions that can assist you in progressing with your transactions, complying with regulations, ensuring payment and developing your knowledge and skills.
Open to Export
Open to Export is a community driven service for small and medium sized businesses, looking for help and support in exporting from the UK.
How to contact UKTI West Midlands
Contact UKTI West Midlands to find out more about all of UKTI's services, and their suitability for your business
Tel: 0845 074 3515