Our 'Expanding North East Presence in International Markets' fund is part of the ERDF Operational Programme 2014 - 2020 and has been created to help eligible SMEs in the North East LEP area sell their products and services to overseas markets. 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 email@example.com or call 0345 136 0169.
“DIT support has been invaluable from the very beginning. Their ERDF programme is accessible and provides an immediate benefit that helped pay for flights and hotels in the Middle East and trade shows in the US, which allowed us to meet key contacts in the industry and gave us that kick-start to become players in international markets.”
Catherine Wood, UK Director, A&C Associates
“Thanks to the Department for International Trade funding, we were able to attend the European Congress of Radiology to exhibit and present the technology in scientific sessions. Attending the conference was a great way for us to spread the word about what we do.”