Department for Business & Trade Webinars

Part #1
- How to Become Export Ready

Department for Business & Trade x UK Black Business Week
Thursday 9th March 2023, 1pm GMT

Looking to understand more about export trade? In partnership with UK Black Business Show, the UK Department for Business & Trade will conduct two in-depth webinars to shed light on the current landscape of export trade whilst highlighting the support available to businesses. 

Over the course of this hour: 

  • Hear about some of the international opportunities available to your business.
  • Learn about the local support available through our International Trade and Export Academy Advisers and the work DBT does to help you with your international goals.
  • Discover more about the DBT overseas network and how you can be introduced to potential new overseas clients through the Export Support Service
  • Be inspired by an experienced export champion and hear more about their export journey from the very beginning, the opportunities that international trade has provided their business and how this has facilitated their businesses growth
  • Get involved with the conversation, with a Q&A at the end of the session for you to put your particular questions to our experts


  • Mike Adeniya
  • Thulani Simbani, International Trade Advisor 
  • Raj Theper, Export Academy Advisor
  • ESS – David Martin, Head of ESS Delivery Centre
  • Case Study – Sandra Murphy, Managing Director, Equidiet (UK) ltd
Watch the playback here

Part #2
- How to Grow your Business in New Markets

Department for Business & Trade x UK Black Business Week
Thursday 20th April 2023, 1pm GMT

Are you looking for new opportunities to grow your business? Join us Thursday 20th of April from 1 – 2pm for an exclusive look into opportunities and tools available to expand your business.

Byron Dixon OBE, CEO & Founder of Micro-Fresh Ltd, will be sharing first hand experiences of how he expanded overseas and now 80% of his revenue is reaped from international sales.

There is huge demand for UK goods and services across the globe and this webinar, in partnership with the Department for Business and Trade, will explore how to tap into new international markets with the support of experts in market research, digital trade and e-commerce.

Over the course of this hour: 

  • Be inspired by our Export Champion, Byron Dixon of Micro-Fresh Ltd, who will share first hand experiences of how he expanded his product into new markets back in 2008 and now 890% of the business’ turnover is reaped from international sales.
  • Learn how to plan and undertake effective market research and make use of the range of tools available to identify the most suitable markets for your business.
  • Understand how to use market research to gain an in-depth understanding of potential customers and partners looking for products and services like yours.
  • Find out how to adapt your digital presence and offering to unlocking new international clients through your website and online marketplaces.
    Discover the importance of localisation in your e-commerce and digital trade strategy.
  • Get involved with the conversation and put your burning questions to our experts during the Q&A at the end of the session.


  • Bryon Dixon OBE, Chief Executive, Micro-fresh Ltd
  • Thulani Simbani, International Trade Advisor 
  • Gary Blackburn, Market Research Specialist Adviser, DBT Midlands
  • Teresa Gualtieri, Digital Trade Advisor, DBT Midlands 
Watch the playback here