UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. We also help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.

UKTI services are provided in over 100 markets throughout the world. They are delivered by:

  • over 1,200 staff outside the UK
  • around 500 staff in our London and Glasgow headquarters
  • around 400 staff based in the English regions


Export services for UK businesses

You can also search for UKTI events, trade fairs, missions and webinars.

UKTI provides access to a regional network of international trade specialists across the UK which:

  • help businesses acquire the skills, contacts and confidence to start exporting or to break into new markets
  • work closely with our global network of UKTI advisers, to ensure UK businesses are given the best advice about exporting to their chosen destinations

And more:

Other support for exporters

You can find sources of support for exporters from Exporting is GREAT. First time exporters may be interested to:

Investment services for non-UK businesses

Read more about the help UKTI can give to businesses considering setting-up in the UK

The global team of UKTI staff based in British Embassies, High Commissions or Consulates help overseas companies to locate or invest in the UK. This international network:

  • identifies market opportunities in the UK and Europe
  • provides advice on setting up in the UK (covering tax, employment, marketing, visas)
  • identifies ideal events and networking opportunities with British suppliers

UKTI also provides specialist help for entrepreneurs, and ongoing support to help companies grow their business after setting up in the UK.

Other support for UK investors

network of local support for UK inward investors who can help companies set up in the UK.

Enquiries for overseas companies looking to set up in the UK

Overseas companies can contact the Investment Services Team for information about setting up in the UK including the help that is available.

International buyers of UK goods and services

UKTI connects overseas businesses with the right UK partners and suppliers through meet-the-buyer events, networking receptions, and product launches.


International trade course

Get ahead with the International Trade Course: This course is designed to provide the learners, and those operating within International Trade, an opportunity to broaden their understanding of global trade issues, and to gain a clear understanding of the processes and practicalities of International Trade.