Open to Export
Open to Export was founded by the Institute of Export & International Trade, Department of International Trade and the Federation of Small Businesses.
Open to Export is a free online information service from the Institute of Export & International Trade, dedicated to helping small businesses get ready to export and expand internationally and membership is free.
How They Can Help
A wealth of free information and practical advice is on their website including:
Department of International Trade (DiT)
A collection of Exporting Country Guides is produced by the Department of International Trade for UK businesses who are interested in selling overseas. New country guides are added regularly plus published guides are also updated regularly. These guides are available here
Exporting is Great
Become part of Exporting is GREAT, the Government’s most ambitious and high-profile export-focussed campaign ever – and join a UK-wide community plus access to a suite of digital assets to use in your communications and marketing. You can find out more and register here
UK Export Finance
New Trade Finance for UK Exporters
You can get finance and insurance from the UK Government. UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s export credit agency. UK Export Finance allows you to win contracts, fulfil orders and get paid as UKEF makes sure you get paid by offering insurance against buyer default. UKEF works alongside DiT to support your business. This is a new financial support package for small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) announced recently. More information is on their website
It’s great to be part of an organisation that campaigns for investment in children’s play facilities and which raises the standards of the entire industry.
Having the support of the FSPA behind us is tremendously beneficial and greatly enhances the offering to our membership.
I have been a member of SPE for many years now and every member shows a 100% commitment to promote participation in sport and play in the UK.
It’s sometimes difficult to get heard when you stand on your own. But when you're part of a respected body like the FSPA, people listen and things start to happen.
The opportunity to meet with like-minded people across our sector to discuss some of the challenges is always invaluable.
Working together as a group of companies creates a stronger voice for the play industry, which benefits both suppliers and customers.