Advisers on hand to help exporters recover

Trade advisers from the Department for International Trade (DIT) are working with Black Country businesses to help them make the most of export opportunities, even in the current challenging circumstances.

Information, advice and support is available to businesses experiencing issues with existing exports, or businesses thinking of expanding into new export markets. Experts are on hand to discuss individual circumstances and identify the best way to help.

Advisers can work with companies to put together contingency and recovery plans, as well as suggest ways to keep up to date with current requirements, regulations, restrictions and opportunities in relation to Brexit, intellectual property, customs, agents, distributors, suppliers, online sales, digital presence, export opportunities and finding new routes to market. There is also a series of free webinars on a variety of topics, such as e-commerce, culture and communication, international marketing and managing supply chains.

For the full list of events, and to register your interest, visit the DIT Midlands website. For one-to-one advice, contact Heather Crocker, the DIT’s trade advisor for the Black Country, based at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park. Call 01902 912 324 or email

To find out how Think Sandwell can help your business, in relation to coronavirus and more generally with property, finance, growth and wellbeing, visit our Business Services pages.