Export Academy

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What is the Export Academy?


The Export Academy from the Department for International Trade will help you grow your business by showing you how to sell to new customers around the world. 

The course is free, and you’ll learn directly from experts in international trade who are on hand to provide support across a range of sectors and businesses, from selling children’s clothes to Spain, to providing PR services for clients in the US.

The programme is designed for owners and senior managers of businesses looking to grow internationally and located in the Midlands, North, South West, or East of England.

Unfortunately, this is not available in the London and the South East of England yet. If you would like to contact your local trade office about other business support services, please click here.

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What does the programme include? 


You will graduate from the programme with a completed export action plan, enabling you to take your business direct to international customers. This plan will be the culmination of everything you have learnt on the programme, from online events including:

  • Webinars
  • Round tables
  • Mentoring sessions  


Registration Process: 

Step 1: Apply via the register button, selecting your relevant region

Step 2: Complete sign up questions and short questionnaire 

Step 3: Eligible* applications will be notified, and event details will be provided via email


Register here:

Please use the appropriate link below to apply to your region. To check your region click here

Midlands and East of England REGISTER HERE

North East, North West and Yorkshire & Humber REGISTER HERE


*Please note this event is only open to registered businesses based in North East, North West, Yorkshire, the Humber, South West, East Midlands, West Midlands and East of England who have a product or service that they are interested in selling internationally. You may be contacted prior to the event to assess eligibility.