Grow your business internationally

International trade is instrumental to economic recovery. Here at BHP we have a team dedicated to helping businesses when trading overseas. International trade can bring challenges both for the experienced and inexperienced. However, once companies commit to exporting, they are often driven to build on their initial investment as they see increasing evidence of the benefits of trading overseas.

New opportunities await

New opportunities await

Experience shows that when companies enter new markets, cultural understanding is paramount. We have acquired this understanding through working with a large number of International businesses, by being a member of Kreston International, a global network of independent accounting firms, and through our sponsorship of the International Trade Forum (ITF). Our international reach, knowledge and connections, mean that you can rely on us to give you solid advice on how best to research new markets and on how to expand overseas.

Kreston International

Our membership of Kreston International gives us access to over 200 firms in over 125 countries. This provides a resource of over 25,000 professional and support staff, enabling us to offer a global resource for accounting, auditing, taxation and advisory services.


ITF encourages international trade in order to benefit the UK economy at large. It is business-led by Directors who are experienced in exporting and importing, as well as dealing with multiple markets. Members of ITF have access to advice, information and guidance from some of the region’s leading exporters.

Kreston Trading Internationally Survey

UK businesses are planning for increased international trade over the next 12 months looking for a post-COVID bounce, finds new research commissioned by Kreston International, a global network of independent accountancy firms.

The research, conducted in May amongst 514 SMEs across the UK and published in a report Trading internationally in 2020 – a post COVID-19 perspective, found that whilst 55% of businesses have cancelled or delayed plans to export to overseas markets or trade internationally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 51% say their view on the importance of international trade has increased.

45% of businesses surveyed expect international trade to return within 12 months, suggesting they are expecting a v-shaped economic recovery. 40% of those surveyed also expect to see increased levels of import trade.

Kreston is a global network of 200 accountancy firms across 110 countries employing more than 23,000 people. The survey was commissioned by five UK Kreston member firms including BHP.

Click here to view the survey