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Department for international trade offices

Department for International Trade London

Department for International Trade London provides support to UK businesses seeking to expand internationally.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) provides the following advice to UK businesses wanting to expand into overseas markets:

  • Create an export plan
  • Find an export market
  • Choose a route to market
  • Get export finance
  • Manage payments for export orders
  • Prepare to do business in a foreign country
  • Prepare for export procedures and logistics
  • Sell services overseas
  • Manage risks of bribery and corruption

DIT London Office

AddressDIT London
6th Floor
140 Aldersgate Street
Telephone020 7234 3000

Department for International Trade London covers the following counties in England:

  1. Hammersmith and Fulham
  2. Kensington and Chelsea
  3. Kingston upon Thames
  4. Richmond upon Thames
  5. Westminster
  6. City of London
  7. Hackney
  8. Islington
  9. Tower Hamlets
  10. Waltham Forest
  11. Enfield
  12. Barnet
  13. Harrow
  14. Haringey
  15. Brent
  16. Redbridge
  17. Havering
  18. Barking and Dagenham
  19. Camden
  20. Newham
  21. Greenwich
  22. Bexley
  23. Bromley
  24. Lewisham
  25. Southwark
  26. Lambeth
  27. Croydon
  28. Wandsworth
  29. Merton
  30. Sutton
  31. Hounslow
  32. Hillingdon
  33. Ealing

For other UK Department for International Trade regional offices, click here.

Alternatively, you may use this link to find your local DIT office by entering your postcode.

Get your company record up to date

It is important to get your company filings up to date with Companies House. This is because anyone wishing to collaborate with your company can get information about your company from Companies House.

The information available on the public record include the following:

  • Signed and approved Company accounts
  • confirmation statement
  • The company date of incorporation
  • Company names including company name change history, if applicable.
  • Current and past company registered office addresses
  • company registration numbers issued by Companies House.
  • Current and past company directors and secretary’s details
  • The company’s current trading status – active or dissolved.
  • insolvency information, if applicable. For example, if the company is in administration, their company status will show as “in administration”.

Certificate of good standing for a British company

The certificate of good standing certifies that your company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation and that no action is currently being taken to strike it off the Companies House register.

When a certificate of good standing is needed?

Banks, lenders, a business corporation based overseas that collaborate with a UK company may require you to provide them with a certificate of good standing to prove the existence of your company at the time of entering into a business transaction with you.

Department for International Trade offices worldwide

If you are currently based outside the UK, click here for the list of the UK Department for International Trade offices worldwide contacts.

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