Specialist Advice

The South Yorkshire International Trade Centre (SYITC) is part of a network of local international trade support organisations. Please find below details of the key organisations in the area that provide assistance in international trade.

UK Trade & Investment

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government organisation that helps UK based companies to succeed in global markets. Its range of export services is tailored to the needs of individual businesses to maximise their international success. The primary objectives of the organisation are to develop our client’s international trade potential and access international markets through providing knowledge, advice and practical support. The services of our local International Trade Advisers are confidential, impartial and free.

A wide range of support services exists to help UK exporters and would-be exporters tackle virtually all of the issues and challenges which they are likely to face, and help them become established in international markets. Our Services include: Passport to Export (P2E) – a   flexible programme for new and inexperienced exporters with training and support for up to 12 months; Gateway to Global Growth (G3) – a needs based programme that provides experienced exporters with the ongoing support required to increase export sales; and the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) – that puts companies directly in touch with UKTI staff based in British Embassies and Diplomatic offices in over 200 locations in around 96 markets around the world giving access to the best country-specific business advice, support during overseas visits and much more

Support is also available to develop efficient market entry and communication strategies through the Export Market Research Scheme (EMRS) and Export Communications Review (ECR) respectively as well as through our series of international training courses

For further information call 0300 365 1000, email info@uktiyorkshire.co.uk or visit www.ukti.gov.uk

Creative Sheffield

The International Trade & Relations team at Creative Sheffield is responsible for helping businesses and organisations within Sheffield City Region to grow and to develop new opportunities overseas using our expertise, international links and partnerships whilst working hand in hand with a wide range of international business support organisations in the region.

Sheffield City’s formal international links include Chengdu in China, Kawasaki in Japan, Bochum in Germany, and another 9 cities world-wide.  We have over the last 18 months taken several trade visits with businesses from the Sheffield City Region to China, Hong Kong, USA and Japan.  As well as leading overseas trade visits, our international trade support also includes International trade advice & support, International Networking Events, Receiving Inward trade delegations, Business Matchmaking and signposting to other partners who can offer language & international trade training, marketing research, translation & export documentation.

For more information about their activities and how they can help you further, please contact Jo Lavan, International Trade & Relations Manager on joanna.lavan@creativesheffield.co.uk or ring 0114 223 2391.