Export Academy – South West 


The South West region exported £21.3bn of goods in 2019*, which meant substantial growth for thousands of businesses working across all sectors.

This isn’t too surprising when you learn that the demand for quality British products and services is on the rise all over the world, giving companies plenty of exciting opportunities to grow their international sales and reach new customers.

However, research from the Department for International Trade suggests that many companies feel they don’t have the knowledge or ability to successfully enter international markets. Therefore, we want to make exporting feel as accessible and exciting for all companies across the region. That’s where the Export Academy comes in.


Bristol, Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly), Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

About the Export Academy in the South West

The Export Academy aims to address this uncertainty about how to sell internationally through education and support, upskilling businesses so they have the tools and confidence to seek out new opportunities around the world.

These are free, online workshops which are designed to accommodate different levels of exporting experience, whether your business is interested in starting to sell internationally, looking to grow your international sales further or wanting to train new members of staff on the latest export procedures.


What will I learn?

Our Export Academy workshops are run by Emily Lambert, a Trade Advisor for DIT in the South West.

Both the traditional and intensive series will give you an insight into:

  • The Benefits and Barriers of Export
  • International Market Research
  • Customs Procedures Part 1
  • Pricing Strategy and Routes to Market
  • Customs Procedures Part 2
  • Getting Paid
  • Understanding Incoterms
  • Export Controls
  • Selling Services Part 1
  • Selling Services Part 2



For the traditional series you’ll be able to book onto one or more webinars which will each cover the topics set out above. During the intensive series, you’ll learn about all of these topics in two half-day sessions.


*UK Trade in Numbers Pocketbook February 2021



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