Grow your creative-industries business through international sales

The UK’s creative industries are renowned worldwide for their exceptional quality, innovation and value for money. As a result, there is huge global demand for the nation’s creative-industries products and services.

New free-trade agreements, and the Government’s international promotion of the UK’s creative offer, are opening doors for British companies around the world. The Department for International Trade (DIT) offers a wide range of free support to help your business take advantage of new global opportunities.

Export support for UK creative-industries companies

Does your company operate in a content-focused sector such as television, film, music, publishing, video games or immersive technology? Does it provide services such as advertising, architecture, design, crafts, events and attractions, performing arts or the experience economy? Is it in the fashion industry? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, DIT can help your business grow through international sales. For example, the department can help you to:

Contact us for expert advice and details of grants

You can also get sector-specific export support from DIT’s team of creative-industries specialists, who have worked in the sector and are well qualified to give expert advice. This includes guidance on how UK music companies can take advantage of grants such as the Music Export Growth Scheme, which DIT co-funds with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and the International Showcase Fund, to which DIT is a contributing partner. 

If you would like to speak to a specialist, or you have a question about how DIT can help you sell overseas, please email the team at