The Department of International Trade have engaged a host of new advisors to encourage businesses to start to think about exporting more or starting to export.
They have a number of new services on offer to support business, see below, can we please promote this amongst 2020 members.
Grant Funding – via DIT Internationalisation Fund
The Department for International Trade will shortly be launching its new European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) for eligible East Midlands businesses. Match-funded grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 will be available for future activity (subject to eligibility and availability). To secure a grant, you will need to fund a proportion of your costs yourself. This varies according to where your business is based and will be either 40 or 50% of the total cost.
The fund can be used to support areas including (but not exclusively limited to):

  Market research
  IP advice
  Translation services
  International social media/SEO
  Trade fairs (where no TAP funding is available)
  Independent market visits
  Consultancy and other international commercial services which could include social media, marketing or PR activities

To register your expression of interest please click here

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