What is Open to Export?

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.

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.

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

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

Connect
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. Since October 2014 we have been sponsored by Principal Partner HSBC as part of the bank’s ongoing commitment to helping businesses of all sizes achieve their growth ambitions. The company is led by an independent non-executive Chairman – Tech entrepreneur, Julian Hucker.

Register Now!

Register as an exporter or service provider to participate in the Q&A forum, receive our newsletter and information on upcoming webinars and special features, and contact other users direct.

Press Enquiries

Click here to see recent press releases from Open to Export. Please direct all press enquiries to Press@opentoexport.com

Corporate Partnerships

Please direct all partnership enquiries to WorkingTogether@opentoexport.com