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Department for Business & Trade

The Department for Business & Trade offers support and tools to help your businesses develop and expand into new international markets.

Are you considering trading internationally? Or already trading internationally and keen to do more? South Ribble Borough Council working in collaboration with the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce are offering fully funded support to businesses in South Ribble. please email to find out more. 

Internationalisation Fund

 Please refer to guidance and support, available for UK exporters at 

UK Export Academy

The UK Export Academy from the Department for International Trade (DIT) gives businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world by learning from experts in international trade. 

Chamber of Commerce

The North and West Lancashire Chamber of Commerce offer a comprehensive package of international trade services to support businesses trading in international markets. Click here to find out more.

UK Tradeshow Programme

The UK Tradeshow Programme offers Government support to help UK businesses or exhibit at overseas trade shows. Further details can be found here: Please email: if you would like a copy of the Tradeshow toolkit. 

Department for Business & Trade

The Department for Business & Trade helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade. Please see the below documents which show the latest missions and events from DIT.

MiUK, ESIF Flyer (Jan22)

Introduction to UK Free Trade Agreements

Export Academy Live Flyer

UK Export Academy Flyer

UK EA Academy October 2022


Skills Bootcamps in International Trade

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the contract by Lancashire County Council to deliver Skills Bootcamps in International Trade. In 2024, we will be running two cohorts of ten learners each, valued at £3000 per learner. The cost to Lancashire employers is just 10% (£300) for SMEs or 30% (£900) for companies with over 250 employees.

There is no cost for the self-employed. Each Skills Bootcamp in International Trade comprises ten full days of training, delivered within a 16-week period. Learners will gain a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of international trade in order to take on additional responsibilities within their existing role or progress to a new role with their current employer. Please contact us for further details and to propose employees for either cohort.

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Leyland, Lancashire PR25 1DH
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