Department for International Trade joins MIM Expo as Export Partner

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With a growing focus on developing successful export strategies, Made in the Midlands is pleased to be linking up with the Department for International Trade (DIT) at this year’s MIM exhibition.

DIT has signed up to be International Trade partner for the exhibition to offer members help with their overseas trade policies.

This year's exhibition takes place at Coventry's Ricoh Arena on June 21 and will feature displays by more than 200 MIM members.

The DIT helps UK businesses export and grow into global markets and its services are provided in more than 100 markets throughout the world.

Visitors to Stand 86 can find out more about the ERDF SME International Growth Project, which is being developed in partnership with the Department for International Trade, and learn about the support available to help businesses grow internationally.

The support package includes:

  •           access to financial support and advice to internationalise a business (subject to eligibility)
  •           grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 (up to 50% of total cost of activity, subject to availability)
  •           access to a programme of export training events, meet the buyer sessions, overseas trade visits and more

Visitors to Stand 86 can talk to an International Trade Adviser who can support their business on its international journey. This ensures companies are making the most of the support available while growing and succeeding on a global scale.

Want to learn more? Join one of the DIT workshops to hear first-hand about the funding support businesses can receive and the free events eligible firms can join to learn about the fundamentals of international trade.

DIT advice is tailored towards helping firms to start exporting or increase the amount of goods and services they sell overseas. It also provides regular updates on new, occasional and frequent exporters.

For those selling their products overseas online then there are tools available to identify the best marketplaces to showcase their goods, while a there is also help with promoting products and services to international buyers.

The DIT also enables firms to search for events, trade fairs, trade missions and international ministerial visits relevant to the sector in which they operate.                

Help is also available with applications to visit trade shows and other overseas events, while firms also have access to a dedicated trade advisor in their area.