Big in America

Stream on LinkedIn: watch real British businesses chase US export deals

Join businesswoman and television personality, Alex Polizzi (Channel 5’s Hotel Inspector), as she follows five UK companies trying to land their first export deal in New York.

A media first, 'Big in America' is a documentary series streamed on LinkedIn featuring real UK SMEs as they chase their export dreams.

Supported by the Department for Business and Trade on their mission, will our bold and ambitious exporters succeed in landing the pitch of a lifetime?

From factories and offices in the UK to export encounters on the ground in the Big Apple, which UK business will seal that all-important deal and make it Big in America?

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Alex Polizzi
Corner bistro NYC

About the series

Big in America is a real life documentary series from the Department for Business and Trade (DBT).

Streamed on LinkedIn as a media first, the five episodes feature a diverse range of bold and innovative SMEs from right across the UK as they try to land their first export deal in New York.

Designed to entertain and inform, ​each episode follows the SME on their export journey to the Big Apple showcasing the free support available from DBT. From meetings with mentors and peers right through to their 'big pitch' meeting, viewers are offered an inside view of exporting across a range of industries.

Cast list: featured companies

From fintech, tech for bikes and plantable books, here's more about our cast list and the companies that took part.

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Tom Willday PITCH graded
Emma Wade Smith

Emma Wade-Smith OBE

HM Trade Commissioner for North America and British Consul General in New York

Opportunity awaits

"I was delighted to be involved in the filming of Big in America, and to offer advice and support to the featured companies. The US is the UK’s largest export market for goods and services and the world’s largest economy. 

There is a strong appetite for UK goods in the US and with low regulatory barriers, minimal language barriers and access to the global supply chain, it offers huge potential for UK exporters.

I encourage all UK businesses to watch the series and discover more about this exciting market. My team and I are here to help you reach your export goals for North America .

Ready to go Big in America?

If you have been inspired by the series, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) is the UK Government department helping you to start, grow or export your business.

There is a wealth of free DBT support available to help you on your journey, no matter the size of your business. 

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