Private: Supporting Success

Going Global

Help for Exporters

With Growth Hub support, more and more businesses are looking to export for the first time or to increase their existing international sales.

In the last five years alone, we’ve helped more than 550 businesses exploit international trade opportunities – including 200 new exporters.

Cumbria Business Growth Hub helps both new and existing exporters through our role in the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) support contract and more.

Events and online content offer inspiration and information, including stories from successful exporters and videos and workshops on topics such as starting exporting, export finance and protecting IP.

DBT Support

We link businesses into DBT support such as the First Steps to Export programme and 1-2-1 support from advisers to help them get exporting or target new markets and facilitate access to major buyers, governments and supply chains overseas and trade missions.

We can signpost businesses to support for insurance policies, bonds, credit and working capital through UK Export Finance.

Chamber Export Documentation Services

The Growth Hub also refers businesses to Cumbria Chamber’s export documentation services – ensuring exporters have the correct paperwork every time, so avoiding lengthy delays and saving money.

It also links them into export-related workshops offered by Chamber Business Solutions on topics like Export Documentation and Processing, e-Exporting, plus country-specific events such as a Business Opportunities in Latin America Roundtable, and Access to India.

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