CIM Export Ready Knowledge Hub

Welcome to the Export Ready knowledge hub

Our recent Export Ready report, developed alongside PwC, revealed that while many SMEs already sell overseas, only a third (34%) follow a specific export strategy.

This has prompted us to develop a manifesto, calling on marketers, SMEs and politicians to get export ready. Our goal is to significantly increase the proportion of UK SMEs with an export marketing strategy. We have developed this knowledge hub to provide SMEs with a single source for all the marketing essentials they will require to achieve long-term exporting success beyond Brexit. This includes resources to guide the creation of an effective export marketing strategy and opportunities to develop professional skills through training.

The hub will also provide SMEs with free access to: the latest news, feature articles, interviews, CIM research, training courses and insight from our international marketing experts.

Downloading our Export Ready report or Manifesto to find out more couldn’t be easier, just click on the icons below:


The CIM report

Export Ready: Market Size and Exporting 


Export Ready: Market size and exporting study

The CIM manifesto

Export Ready


Export Ready Manifesto

Becoming Export Ready: International Business Negotiation Skills course

Mastering negotiations is a key skill for any organisation looking to export. Getting better results in terms of timelines, price or quality all contribute to bottom line profitability. This course will enable participants to get the best results using a persuasive but collaborative negotiation style both in the UK and internationally.

Becoming Export Ready: International Brand Masterclass

This branding masterclass is an inspirational and creative course to help delegates plan, build and implement a compelling brand from brief to creation and implementation in the UK and internationally. You will consider the importance of determining the personality and character of the brand and how it influences the customer experience through employees and external audiences.

Expert interviews


Useful links and CIM partnerships

Articles and insights

Sign up and pledge support

Sign up and join marketers, MPs and business leaders who have already pledged their support to making Britain’s SMEs Export Ready. In return, the Export Ready knowledge hub will provide you with valuable resources such as content and insight from leading figures, discounts to CIM training and access to our growing SME sector group.

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Contact us

For further information on CIM courses, Export Ready or our SME sector group
Call: +44 (0)1628 427120