The UK’s creative sector is worth £101bn according to the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport, and the Yorkshire Post reported that Yorkshire was named the UK’s leading region for creative industries in 2018. Leeds has more than 3,000 creative businesses, employing 17,365 people. In Sheffield the sector contributed £248.12 million to the local economy, and 7,230 people are employed in the creative industries. Huddersfield has 895 creative business contributing £73.82 million to the local economy and Hull has 7,008 digital tech jobs. Our capability is world-class and we can help you take your creativity overseas.


We arrange a huge variety of events aimed at the creative and media 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 creative and media market, providing them with a range of support to help them succeed at selling overseas. We have worked with 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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