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The Department for International Trade North East’s 'Expanding North East Presence in International Markets' fund has been created to help eligible SMEs in the North East LEP area sell their products and services to overseas markets.


By selling their products or services overseas, companies can stay in business longer and enjoy growth rates not achievable by just trading in the UK alone. This FREE and innovative service can provide both practical and financial support so, if you're new to exporting, this will help get you started or, if you’re already exporting, trade in new countries.

Businesses will be given tailored support to help them develop an achievable Export Growth Action Plan. In addition, access to specialist support, such as Virtual Export Managers and Export Sector Specialists, plus (for eligible SMEs) grant funding to assist with the costs of export promotion, will help maximise your chances of success.

To find out more or to arrange an appointment with your local International Trade Adviser contact the North East team at or call 0345 136 0169.