Yorkshire and the Humber has a thriving consumer retail business community. Products from our region stand for high quality and innovation. There are already many companies who export across the world, from South and North East Asia, to Scandinavia and the USA. Demand for UK retail products is increasing – for example Yorkshire and the Humber exports of apparel and clothing accessories increased by nearly 8% between 2017 and 2018. There are many opportunities in markets where the British Flag is held in high regard, and we can help you find them.


We arrange a huge variety of events aimed at the consumer retail sector to support you and your business to gain valuable knowledge and experience on international trade. No matter what your experience level, we have the right support for your business.

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Success stories

We work with a number of clients within the consumer retail market, providing them with a range of support to help them succeed at selling overseas. We have worked companies to capture their experiences so you can learn from their mistakes and their achievements.

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Export Opportunities

There are thousands of opportunities to browse which are sourced by overseas trade professionals or posted by third-party providers. This DIT service gives you the possibility to connect with buyers from around the globe and match your offering with their demand.

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DIT Internationalisation Fund

Our Internationalisation Fund (funded by the European Regional Development Fund) can help your business finance your international expansion plans.

Eligible businesses can apply for a minimum of £1000 which is match funded and can be used for flights, trade show expenses, international marketing material, consulting services and much more.

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