The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the Government department that helps UK companies grow their export sales. In the West Midlands there are DIT teams located in Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and the Black Country all supporting local businesses export.
The local office details for this region are:
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce,
75 Harborne Road,
Birmingham B15 3DH
T: 0345 222 0159
Meet the Team:
Mark Sankey – Head of International Trade Team
Pete West – International Trade Adviser
Cheryl Boxall – International Trade Adviser
Jane Matty – International Trade Adviser
Ann Cook – International Trade Adviser
Giuliana Pipola – International Trade Adviser
The team of experienced International Trade Advisers provide local businesses, of any size or export experience, with FREE of charge advice and access to a range of Government backed services.
•local account management offering support and advice from an experienced adviser
•e-exporting advice offering guidance on navigating the global digital marketplace
•tradeshow access, providing grants to eligible businesses so they can attend overseas events
•access to ExportSavvy, the online training tool
•overseas market introductions
•offering tailored research from our network of overseas experts
•language and culture advice
•access to a programme of free events, 1:1 meetings and meet the buyer sessions
•access to 1000’s of live export opportunities
DIT offer a programme of free events including training masterclasses, 1:1 meeting opportunities, meet the buyer sessions and more.
As part of the Exporting is GREAT (EiG) campaign you can visit the EiG website to access 1000’s of live export opportunities which can be filtered on market and sector. You can even set up alerts so you get notified directly of appropriate opportunities for your business. While you’re visiting the site you can also download the handy Export Guide which gives you guidance on routes to market, getting paid, logistics and much more.
"DIT advisers have been instrumental in helping to drive and deliver the growth platform that we’ve achieved.”
Darren Lister, Business Development Director at Natural Wellbeing Ltd in Birmingham