Advice for Exporters

Open to Export is a new online service to help UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to trade internationally.

Open to Export gives SMEs the guidance and in-depth information they need to take their business overseas. Businesses can register for free, connect and engage with the exporting community and ask and answer specific export related questions. Answers are provided from UK Trade & Investment officers based in UK Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world, recognised third party experts and experienced small businesses able to help other small businesses on their export journey. The experts providing the advice can also promote themselves through a variety of paid for programmes on the site.

The site has access to more than 2,000 pieces of editorial advice content and event information from 50 different organisations including the CBI, Santander and The Law Society and also Government organisations including the Intellectual Property Office and UK Export Finance. Topics include: managing international payments, choosing a translation provider, benefits of attending global conferences, employment Visas and many more.


Useful links

Open to Export - External website

Contact details

Economic Development Unit
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242186