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Export Guarantees, Insurance, Loans and Support
UK Export Finance (UKEF) helps UK companies selling abroad by sharing the financial risks of selling overseas, with support such as insurance and credit guarantees for their banks.
UK Export Finance
Doing Business Guides
The Institute of Export & International Trade 'Doing Business Guides' are designed to advise and assist UK companies when looking to trade with and invest in opportunity-rich overseas markets.
Institute of Export and International Trade
Certification – Export Documents
The North East England Chamber of Commerce is the government appointed issuer of export documents in the North East of England. Situated in Durham, and responsible for the provision of certified export documents across the region,
North East England Chamber of Commerce
Export Opportunities Listing
The Department for International Trade have combined all current exporting opportunities for UK businesses into one online search platform.
Visit this platform to search for international opportunities and to pitch your company
Department for International Trade - North East
This trade portal provides market analysis and tools to help businesses export.
Santander Corporate Banking
International Trade Advice
Help for first time or experienced exporters to acquire skills, contacts and confidence to start exporting or break into new markets.
International Trade Portal
Lloyds have developed the International Trade Portal to give you the background knowledge to plan for exporting
Expanding North East presence in international markets
This service has been created to help eligible SMEs sell their products and services to overseas markets and assist with the costs of export promotion.
Great.gov.uk helps you explore the potential of exporting with guidance, services and support from the Department for International Trade.
Department for International Trade
India Market Entry
Market entry, research, and expansion services to UK companies to support with exporting, investing in, and growing in India.
UK India Business Council
Enterprise Europe Network
Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s largest business network and a great platform on which to promote your business, technology or ideas across Europe and beyond.
India Urban Development Gateway Programme
A free service to enable companies to win new business, navigate the barriers and establish commercial success in India.
Urban Gateway India
World Business Culture
This online resource addresses such vital business topics as global outsourcing, supply chain and logistics and how to operate in international virtual teams
World Business Culture
Tenders Electronic Daily (TED)
Free access to business opportunities from the European Union, the European Economic Area and beyond.
MAKE it Sunderland
The Business Investment Team at MAKE it Sunderland offer a bespoke business support service to those looking to do business in Sunderland.
Sunderland City Council.
Music Export Growth Scheme
This scheme offers grants from £5,000 - £50,000 to UK-registered independent music companies to assist them with marketing campaigns when looking to introduce successful UK music projects overseas
Customs Grant Schemes
After 31 December 2020, new rules will apply to businesses moving goods between the EU and UK, including import controls on EU goods at the border. It will mean traders in the EU and GB will have to submit cust
Support for UK businesses trading internationally
This advice is for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). It includes:
DIT support for UK business trading internationally
Customs Training and IT Grants Scheme
You can apply for 2 grants to help your business complete customs declarations, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.
You can apply to get funding for:
training that helps your employees to complete customs declaratio
HM Revenue & Customs
Special business briefing with the Department for International Trade
A briefing with the Department for International Trade highlighting UK Government assistance for exporting in post-Brexit Britain.
About this Event
A special lunchtime briefing organised by Squa
Gateshead College, Gateshead
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
A briefing, in conjunction with the Department for International Trade highlighting UK Government assistance for exporting in post-Brexit Britain.
A special briefing, in conjunction with Square One
Middlesbrough College Stem Centre, Middlesbrough
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Gateshead ‘messy play’ secures first overseas contract
A North East business that franchises ‘messy play’ classes for children is expanding overseas
14th October 2019
Tech Company Paves the Way for Lower Emissions
Grid Smarter Cities, a Newcastle-based tech company, has secured its first overseas deal.
3 MINUTE READ
How will Brexit impact contracts
Review your contracts ahead of Brexit to limit any impact on how you trade and do businesses with the EU after Brexit.
10th October 2019
Eight things to check if you export goods to the EU
How to make sure you can keep exporting after Brexit.
9th October 2019
2 MINUTE READ
How to keep your data flowing between the UK and the EU
What do you need to do before Brexit to ensure that you are fully compliant with data protection laws?
Importing and exporting after Brexit: EORI number
This factsheet will provide all the information you need about applying for an EORI number.
25th September 2019
The benefits of Primary Authority Partnerships
Northumberland County Council and Mayborn Group talk about the benefits Primary Authority Partnerships bring to businesses
21st August 2019
2 mins with Department for International Trade
Simon Crosby from Department for International Trade shares his thoughts on why more businesses should consider exporting.
29th May 2019
North East Growth Hub welcomes new Connector
Former International Trade Advisor, Craig Harrison, appointed as Growth Hub Connector.
4th March 2019
Frank Recruitment Group's export success story
Frank Recruitment Group's inspirational export success story that has seen it open 16 offices on four continents.
25th February 2019
In conversation with EU Exit Data Protection Taskforce
What businesses need to do in the event of a no-deal Brexit to ensure they continue to be compliant with data protection law.
20th February 2019
NE Chamber Talks Trade Missions
Julie Underwood, International Trade Director at North East England Chamber of Commerce, talks about the value of North East
8th February 2019
Trade Mission Success Story: Discovery Design
Digital firm Discovery Designs shares its experience of joining an International Trade Mission with DIT
30th January 2019
Exporting Success Story: Blue Kangaroo
We talked to Blue Kangaroo's MD about how his Gateshead-based business became one of the country's top exporters.
20th December 2018
Export: "It's not that difficult"
Peter Snaith clears up everything you need to know about trading overseas for North East businesses.
1st November 2018
4 MINUTE READ
Lean clean marine weed giving firm a global rep
Dr Craig Rose, owner of Seaweed & Co, celebrates his success in exporting
12th October 2018
5 MINUTE READ
In conversation with Colin Hewitt from Ward Hadaway
Colin Hewitt from Ward Hadaway introduces the next in our series of events about the impact of Brexit.
15th June 2018
Ways to scale: Break into new markets
In the final article of the series, we look at how to identify and access new markets, along with some of the common barriers
23rd May 2018
It ain't half hot, Mum!
India never ceases to amaze and inspire me. The people here are not dissimilar to North Easterners, full of pride and passio.
28th November 2017
Eight secrets to worldwide sales success
The internet has made the whole world into a marketplace for a wide variety of products and services.
21st August 2017
Exporting tales: UK Heritage Rugs
Rural County Durham business UK Heritage Rugs has seen business soar after deciding to sell special designs overseas.
The Business Clinic will see you now
The Business Clinic has helped more than 145 organisations generate solutions to real problems in their business.
Real Business Stories: Village Barber
A North East barber is proving a huge hit overseas after launching his own range of men’s shaving products.
16th August 2017
New International Trade Advisors to help your business
Work with North East Worldwide to take your business overseas
7th July 2017
How are you regulated?
Business regulation affects all organisations, because businesses must comply with UK law to run in this country.
7th June 2017
Health & Safety,
Saddling up for export success
Joe Mulcahy, director of Pedibal 3 in One Bikes, tells his story about turning a small home business to a global enterprise
31st May 2017
The fundamentals: finance and funding
Good financial management is the cornerstone of every business – without it, you can’t survive, and with it you thrive.
13th March 2017
9 MINUTE READ
Exploring international markets with Fentimans
You might know Fentimans range of drinks from cafes, restaurants and shops around the world...
30th January 2017
8 MINUTE READ
Is exporting right for you?
Since the rise of the internet, more businesses than ever before are now trading internationally...
24th November 2016
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