About Us

The Consumer & Retail Team is committed to supporting UK businesses (selling fashion, footwear, accessories, jewellery, beauty & cosmetics, giftware, ceramics, and home & garden) in gaining global success.

The UK is renowned for high quality consumer goods and boasts iconic retail brands across all categories. We champion luxury, quality, and sustainable products made in the UK, to provide global consumers with excellence in design, craftsmanship and innovation. 

What we do

Trade Missions




How to get involved 

If you are a UK business in the consumer & retail sector who is looking to start exporting or is already exporting, our Export Academy faculty is your first port of call.

We provide export advice and support in partnership with relevant UK trade associations, DIT’s network of international trade advisers across the UK, and our British Embassy network. 

Once registered, you will have access to consumer and retail content including webinars, upcoming events, and international trade missions. 

Additional resources 

Digital Exporting

UK Export Finance

Market Factsheets

UK Tradeshow Programme

Contact us


For questions about trade and investment, contact the Department for International Trade.

To seek advice directly from one of our expert trade advisors, contact your local trade office.

To speak with the consumer and retail team, please email us.


Grow your business by learning how to sell to new customers all around the world.

Click below on Register here for the UK Export Academy.