As part of the Government’s Export Growth Plan, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched a £38 million Internationalisation Fund to help up to 7,600 small and medium-sized businesses in England grow their overseas trading and strengthen their business. Eligible businesses may be able to access up to 50 per cent grant funding for projects including market research, translation services, social media, trade fairs, independent market visits and consultancy services valued between £2,000 and £18,000.
The DIT and Enterprise Europe Network can also provide you with information about organised trade missions.
Companies looking to expand overseas may be eligible for grants, advice and other support from Exporting for Growth or UK Export Finance where finance is not available from the private sector.
Expanding overseas is not without risk, however to manage and mitigate this risk, you may be eligible for insurance by UK Export Finance, the UK’s export credit agency. You can also find more information from your bank or your local Chamber of Commerce in Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield or West & North Yorkshire.