Business Support Organisations for Exports 

South Lakeland plays host to many companies of international repute who regularly export. If you are looking for support and guidance on exporting, please see the organisations below who can help:

Department for International Trade

The government's single destination for information on UK trade, investment, tourism and education.

Enterprise Europe Network - Business Cooperation

The Enterprise Europe Network offer a free Business Co-Operation Database (BCD) containing thousands of company profiles. You can work with an adviser to create a company profile which can be added to the BCD along with the type of partner you are looking for. Your details and profile can then be viewed by EEN offices and their clients across Europe, the USA, China and beyond.

The service is free of charge and is fully funded by the European Commission. To speak to an adviser ring 0844 259 8571 or email [email protected]

Open to Export

Open to Export is the online community helping UK businesses get ready to sell overseas. Backed by Government and business, we are a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to helping UK companies grow through export.

UK Export Finance

The UK’s export credit agency (formally named the Export Credits Guarantee Department). They provide government assistance to exporters and investors, principally in the form of insurance policies and guarantees on bank loans.

They offer:

  • A range of credit insurance and financing products to complement the commercial finance and insurance markets 
  • Political risk insurance on overseas investments.