International Trade Services

UKTI supports UK businesses to strategically grow in international markets. Delivered throughout the West Midlands, UKTI services offer advice, guidance and practical help to exporters of every experience level.

Are you a First Time Exporter?

Whether you are exporting for the first time, or have limited experience selling internationally, UKTI can help to build your confidence and provide access to a range of export training and information.

You’ll have the chance to attend a variety of export workshops which will cover the foundations of international trade and focused sessions on sales, marketing, finance, routes to market, web strategy, international exhibition skills, market research and business culture. A strong digital focus will also see novice exporters benefit from UKTI’s e-exporting programme, which offers guidance on navigating the global digital marketplace. Support is also available through ExportSavvy, a new online training tool, local export clinics and exporters can taste new markets on Export Insight Visits.

Are you Exporting for Growth?

If you are a more experienced exporter that is looking for help entering new markets, developing a proactive export strategy or overcoming barriers to export, UKTI can offer tailored advice and access to international opportunities.

Every year local UKTI teams lead trade missions to overseas markets. These visits offer the chance to experience new business cultures, build contacts, network with buyers and organise 1:1 meetings with targeted prospects. Upcoming visits include to Poland, Japan and Turkey.

Exporters can also benefit from programmes including Postgraduates for International Business, which places international students in local companies, the Export Communications Review, which helps to prepare your business to advertise overseas and the Export Marketing Research Scheme, which enables companies to gauge how successful a market will be.