What we offer
Opening the door to more opportunities
Our region has a rich heritage of innovation and export, and right now we’re at the top of our game, leading the UK in global sales. So you want to join the party; you’ve got a first-class product or service and the world is your oyster. But where to begin making overseas connections can be tricky. That’s where we can help. As an internationally recognised brand with an influential global network of contacts, our experts can open doors to major markets around the world, helping you find more customers in more places and make more sales.
196 countries – we’ve helped open doors in every major market in the world.
Targeting new markets requires country and customer insight and understanding. Routes to market vary across the globe and it’s vital to have the right information to make the right decisions at the right time. As a Chamber member you’ll have access to insight tools to help you plan your next move overseas. We’ll connect you to experts in our international trade team, and Chamber members who have practical experience, hints and tips to share with you, helping you take your business to the next level.
9 experts in our International Trade team.
Navigate new waters
Trading outside the UK brings with it a wealth of opportunity but navigating the complexities – and the all-important details - of export can be daunting. Rest assured, we have guided over 500 companies to understand the protocols and processes required to successfully export to new territories. From documentation to export finance, customs compliance and international skills development, talk to us and our experts will help equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to break into new markets.
700 companies we have supported through our International Trade team.
Simplify your systems
Our practical tools help simplify the often complex world of export, removing time consuming administrative tasks and leaving you with more time to focus on your business.
Chamber members can access our online system to log, store, copy and amend shipment information, removing the need to upload data time and again. Our international facilitation team enables exporters to free up time by handing over the administrative elements of trading overseas to our expert team, on a regular or ad-hoc basis. To find out more about this service please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
130+ countries our International Trade team ships to regularly.
"Since joining the Chamber I have picked up quality leads at quality events which have enabled Crossbarfx to gain a real foothold in the North East region. We are already working with new clients as a result of our membership. "
Graham Nicholson, Associate, Cross bar FX
"I am always impressed with the service from the Chamber. I was recently contacted to do some PR on my story and how I set up my recruitment business. Thanks to the chamber my story reached the local press and as a result I gained new business."
Sadie Seller, Director, Skye Solutions Recruitment
“The Chamber is a great asset to O’Brien Waste Recycling. It provides us with the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses in a number of well organised and relaxed environments. We particularly enjoy the knowledge sharing opportunities.”