Helping each other grow through exports

Supporting local businesses to grow export sales

We can connect you with similar businesses who have been there already and introduce you to the right expert help for your unique situation and growth targets. And enjoy doing it.

A Membership Forum

To share practical and real world experience of exporting

Our membership includes some of the leading exporting and award winning businesses in the Sheffield City region, representing small companies through to multinationals from a variety of sectors. Our aim is to encourage and promote the benefits of international trade, to inform and assist in order to benefit the UK economy overall.

Our sponsors enable us to form strategic partnerships to provide added value and support to members by providing experts and access to expertise in particular sectors and topics.

We work closely with other International Business Support Organisations such as DIT, Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Local Authorities.

Our membership offers a range of benefits and is not restricted to businesses in the South Yorkshire region. Join ITF to share knowledge and experiences with existing members who are successful exporters.

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Meet business leaders with real world, relevant experience of what you need to achieve

and visits

Events and market visits chosen by our members to ensure they are relevant to your needs


Free resources about markets and issues from members, partners and experts


Direct 1-on-1 consultations to help you make the next step in your export journey

Queen's Awards for Enterprise

The International Trade Forum has, for several years, provided 1-to-1 advice and support on the entry requirements and process for the Queen's Awards for Enterprise. Initially aimed developing more awards for our members for International Trade, we can now support in any of the categories.

Your Export Journey

Wherever you are on your export journey, you need a support network to point you in the right direction, help you avoid traps and dead-ends and get you talking to the right people.

A double advantage

As a member of either one of our forums you can access the advantages of the other. The Manufacturing Forum brings together manufacturing organisations in the Sheffield City Region, informing and supporting them around skills, funding, innovation and trade.

Our Partners

Nothing we do would be possible without the support of our principal partners, providing key networking opportunities, trustworthy information and essential business support.

Latest Articles

We regularly share content from our events, members' experience, affialiates advice and partners' support. You can explore them fully via the menu and the topic categories.
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