MADE IN THE UK | SOLD TO THE WORLD

The Department for International Trade's Export Strategy - Made in the UK, Sold to the World -  was announced in November 2021. A key part of the 12 point plan is to provide the tools and support SMEs need to sell more of their world-class products around the globe. 

Currently, across the UK, only 1 in 10 businesses export goods and services.  The Department for International Trade's Export Strategy sets an ambitious target to nearly double UK exports from £600 billion to £1 trillion by 2030. The Strategy aims to: 

  • Encourage and inspire businesses that can export but have not started or are just beginning. 
     
  • Inform businesses by providing information, advice and practical assistance on exporting from the public or private sector, or their peers. 
     
  • Connect UK businesses to overseas buyers, international markets, and each other. 
     
  • Put finance at the heart of our offer. 

As part of this strategy, the government is investing more into a range of support services designed to help and enable SMEs to expand into overseas markets. 

You can delve into the full strategy here on gov.uk - but if you're after a heads-up on the hands-on support currently available to Dorset businesses, you can find out more throughout this section of our website: 


The Export Support Service provides a single point of contact for exporters and has everything you need to start from the ground up. 

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UK Export Academy offers SMEs the chance to learn how to navigate the technicalities of exporting and how to find new opportunities in overseas markets.

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The Internationalisation Fund is open to SMEs in Dorset to help them grow international sales through £4 million of support to SMEs attending Trade Fairs.

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The UK Tradeshow Programme is getting bigger - and better targeted - to give UK companies a leg-up to exhibit their first-class products at the world’s biggest trade events.

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UK Export Finance - the export credit agency - will expand its offer with new products and a wider delivery network that will make it easier for UK exporters to secure business from overseas buyers.

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Our Dorset Gateway team is here to help you understand and access a wide range  of business support available across Dorset.
 
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