In 2014, a charter was set-up between SETsquared and the Department for International Trade (DIT formerly known as UKTI).
This is great news for all the companies within SETsquared across the 5 Universities as we all have our own dedicated International Trade Adviser. SETsquared Surrey's dedicated Trade Adviser, John Goldsbrough.
John has over 30 years’ export experience, with a focus on sales & marketing for multinational companies. He started his career in textiles before moving into financial services, living & working in Brazil, Germany and Canada, operating B2B & B2C. Prior to becoming an ITA, John worked as a Commercial Officer for DIT in Portugal, attached to the British Embassy, Lisbon.
There exists a broad range of services offered by the Department for International Trade, including trade missions, exhibition grants and export seminars; as well as local research from our global network of British Embassies and Consulates.
Typically, John can offer an export ‘health check’ including company USPs and competitors; which target markets and entry strategies to prioritise; which potential barriers or risks may exist (e.g. political, legal, financial, cultural) and what global social media marketing strategy needs to be implemented.
To note: Our Department for International Trade Advisor can only help companies with a registered business outside of the London area. If your company address is in London and you would like to know how to access DiT support, please do email us and we can signpost you accordingly.
If you would like to book a timeslot with John, please do visit the Eventbrite page.