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Success stories

From the industrial heartlands of Wales and the Midlands to the renewable energy hubs of the North East and Scotland, we help UK companies access the finance they need for export success.

Helping UK businesses achieve global success

UKEF has 100 years’ experience of supporting UK businesses and their international buyers.
Read how companies like yours are getting the exporters’ edge.

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Boosting sustainable transport exports

A £1.7 billion loan guarantee will help UK suppliers win contracts to build a high-speed electric railway.

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Unlocking opportunities for a vital trading hub in Ghana

BHC Ltd won a contract as the structural steel provider to Ghana’s Kumasi Central Market.

Propelling fish processing exports into new markets

Eight-figure funding package helps Scottish fish processing business reach new customers.

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Protecting exports in the wake of coronavirus

Insurance policy helps exporter retain £2 million aviation contract

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Protecting relationships with insurance

We helped secure a key contract with a longtime buyer when the coronavirus pandemic challenged Rustin and Mallory’s insurance cover.

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Investing in the future of electric vehicles

An Export Development Guarantee to Jaguar Land Rover supports its investment into electric vehicles.

Investing in exports with a new factory

The Export Development Guarantee helps JDR to build a new state-of-the-art subsea cable manufacturing facility in Northumberland to secure more international contracts.

Powering Turkey’s largest solar facility

A £217 million guarantee will help build the 1.35GW Karapinar solar project.

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Building infrastructure across Ghana

We provided a direct loan of £27 million to Ghana to support a drinking water project delivered by a UK supplier.

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Three common export issues

Elizabeth McCrory, Export Finance Manager for Northern Ireland gives insight for businesses to consider.

I advise businesses of all sizes and across all sectors every day. I’ve found that the same challenges often come up. Three common issues exporters face and how we can help