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Open to Export is the online community helping UK businesses get ready to sell overseas. Backed by Government and business, we are a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to helping UK companies grow through export.

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How can we help?

Companies can get free online information and advice from the community on anything to do with international growth, and connect with the full spectrum of organisations providing support for exporters. Thousands of companies are using the service to connect, learn and talk about going global through our forum, webinars, guides and useful contacts.


Get practical insights and advice from successful exporters and subject matter experts via webinars, guides and case studies


Get bespoke answers to any export question from experts in the forum, on webinars and on social media


Find relevant support organisations, events, business opportunities and partners


All the content on the site comes from the community, and anyone who has value to offer exporters can contribute. If you think you have some expertise or advice to offer, whether through writing articles or answering questions, simply register here and start participating today.


The Open to Export forum

A unique feature of Open to Export is our interactive discussion forum, where users can ask any export-related question specific to their particular business and point on the export journey. Our community of government and business experts are on hand to provide answers and assistance. If you are seeking help with exporting, you can register here and ask the community a question.


Who is behind Open to Export?

Open to Export is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) supported by UK Trade & Investment, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Institute of Export, and Yell as our founders. The company is led by an independent non-executive Chairman - Tech entrepreneur, Julian Hucker.

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Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Recovery Grant Project Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Relationship Team Leader

Karen Tyrrell

Growth Relationship Manager

Fiona Anderson

Growth Relationship Manager

Jonathan Alderman

Business Analyst

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Richard Butcher

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Carolyn Bentley

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

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Information is provided on this website in good faith. However neither Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership nor any associated organisation or individual provide any warranty or accept any liability for information provided.



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