Great tales have the power to move us; to broaden our perspective and to sow the seeds of empathy and understanding. These stories help us to sculpt our own opinions, understand the generations that have come before and inspire us to look forward to our own common future.

In our Tales of Us series we explore some of the biggest issues, fundamental to the continued progressive growth of society, and the cutting edge work that innovators across the UK are doing to help create a better future for all.

Department for International Trade

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting British trade and investment across the world and building a global appetite for British goods and services. This means that we encourage and help oversees companies and governments to source British products and services and connect with UK partners; and help potential investors to set up in the UK.