The Department for International Trade (DIT) is the Government department that helps businesses export and grow into global markets and assists overseas companies to bring their high quality investment to the UK.
DIT offers services and support for businesses in the UK, and overseas businesses seeking to invest in the UK. We also market the UK’s strengths as a world-class source of products, services, partnerships and business location. Our range of expert services is tailored to the needs of individual businesses to maximise their international success. We provide companies and investors with knowledge, advice and practical support at all stages of their decision making process. DIT’s dedicated life sciences team, the Life Sciences
Organisation (LSO) can work with you to establish new connections in the UK and overseas.
Our combined network of government and private-sector specialists in the UK and in our British Embassies and Consulates in the USA and throughout the world, offer practical advice and free and confidential support in connecting businesses to:
• Access to government incentives, tax breaks, regulatory and business planning advice
• Site and property search assistance and information on staff recruitment
• Key contacts and links with centres of excellence and leading organisations
• Relationship management and aftercare through on-going support
Once established in the UK, we can help companies take advantage of new business opportunities and branch out to new locations, both in the UK and overseas. The UK’s excellent reputation in research, clinical development, health regulation and health economics combined with DIT’s own global connectivity, mean that the UK can help businesses maximise the export potential of their health technologies, products or services.