Digital services include creative media, cyber security, telecoms, financial technologies, medical technologies and data analytics. The Northern Powerhouse’s tech businesses produce £9.9 billion GVA per annum, and Yorkshire and the Humber is home to thousands of digital technology companies, as well as Sky Bet, NHS Digital and the only Digital Health Enterprise Zone in the North, amongst countless digital incubators. The government estimates that the global digital services market will be worth as much as the entire UK economy by 2020 and plans to spend £30m a year over four years to support innovative digital business projects. Exports of digital goods and services from the UK now amount to over £50 billion, and we want Yorkshire and Humber companies to capitalise on this.
We arrange a huge variety of events aimed at the digital technologies 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.
We work with a number of clients within the digital technologies 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.
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.
Exporting for Growth
Our Exporting for Growth grants which are funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 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.