Export Academy

This free programme from DIT will help you start or grow your international sales.

Last updated 01 April 2021

GettyImages-626468886.jpg

The Export Academy, from the Department for International Trade (DIT), gives small and micro-businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world with confidence.

It’s applicable to a wide range of businesses – you could be selling children’s clothes to Spain online, or providing PR services to a new client in the US. Whether you want to start exporting, or you’re aiming to enter new markets, we’ll help you overcome many of the common challenges that small businesses can face.

This programme is designed for owners and senior managers of businesses:

  • that have a turnover of up to £500,000
  • located in the Midlands, North, South West, or East of England

Unfortunately, this is not available in the London and the South East of England yet. If you would like to contact your local trade office about other business support services, please click here.

Due to the pandemic, the Export Academy will temporarily be delivered online, and will feature educational events, independent learning, networking and group mentoring. You’ll leave the course with a completed export action plan to take your business to international customers.

You’ll also have the chance to find out more about the support that’s available from DIT and its local trade offices, including the chance to join future trade missions and access grants and funding.

Find out more and register for the programme