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About Growth Company International Trade

Growth Company International Trade is a subsidiary of The Growth Company. We have delivered International Trade Services to thousands of North West companies since 2007.

This is on behalf of the Department for International Trade, Enterprise Europe Network, European Regional Development Fund and British-American Business Council. We have helped companies of all sizes to realise their international trade potential, encourage export opportunities and growth into global markets.

Funded support for international growth

How can we help?

export support for first-time exporters

Support for new and first-time exporters

We have a programme of workshops for potential exporters, designed to highlight opportunities, address concerns and guide you through the initial steps into new markets.

International Market Research GC international Trade

International Market Research

Our comprehensive face-to-face and desk-based market research services deliver bespoke and tailored insights into which countries may provide the best opportunities for your business.

Funding for growing internationally

Funding for international growth

We help you access a variety of different funding and finance ranging from funding and finance for export, funding for innovation and R&D, funding for trade missions and market visits.

Selling online overseas GC Trade

Selling online overseas

Reach over 2 billion consumers online around the world using our “Selling online overseas” service with access to the most updated opportunities and the best marketplace for your products and services.

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I'd encourage others to make the most of the wealth of export support available through DIT. It can open doors for businesses like ours trading overseas – if we can export around the world, others can too.
- Co-Founder, Maria Sarkar
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North West International Trade Team has been helpful to us from helping us communicate with foreign governments about the legality of exporting units with VPN systems, to negotiating the complex trading routes of South Sudan and advice on letters of credit, certificates of conformity, etc.

Direct Access

Our business has grown 400% in the past 12 months. We've now signed a new lease for new offices in the UK. We've also opened up an office in Dubai with full-time staff out there thanks to North West International Trade Team.
- Founder, Steven Mifsud
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Networking, market and sector-focused events for businesses

Upcoming Events

ERDF Developing International Trade Online Workshops

The workshops are fully-funded by European Reggional Development Fund, aimed at businesses which are new to international trade to provide guidance and advice to help you kickstart your international growth.

ERDF Growing Your Business Internationally Workshops

Join this programme of 2 full day workshops to learn about developing sales overseas, researching new opportunities, finding new partners and customers, and ensuring you get paid.

Northern Powerhouse Virtual Clean Growth Trade Mission to Chile

GC International Trade is delivering a virtual trade mission for businesses on behalf of The Department for International Trade to help companies working on the Clean Growth agenda explore Chile as an international market.

Latest business news and thought leadership pieces on international trade, innovation and more

Our Insights

Export Champion, Clark Door Ltd, presented with prestigious Queen's Award

On the 6 October 2021 Clark Door Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialist door systems based in Carlisle, was officially presented with one of the most prestigious business awards and highest honours for a UK business, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services.

Northern Powerhouse Export Champion to be heard by millions as Paralympics begin

The Director of international award-winning disability accessibility consultancy, Direct Access, has completed a series of voice-overs for the imagery and audio-visuals being used at the Opening Ceremony. Steven will also be on call for the duration of the Paralympics as new content is developed and is excited for his voice to be broadcast to millions.

International Trade Podcast: The Role of Employment in Exporting

Our latest international podcast examines The Role of Employment in Exporting and features Ikram Malik – Business Immigration Partner and Adam Haines - Employment Law Partner at Aaron and Partners LLP, one of the North West’s largest regional law firms specialising in business services. The discussion – hosted by Nathan Milnes - will cover the main challenges and opportunities for GM businesses in a post-Brexit era, what the law says about recruiting key personnel from overseas, and how the new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) impact employment law and recruitment at a global stage.

Could your business benefit from a potential new Free Trade Agreement with Australia?

The UK has secured a trade deal in principle with Australia eliminating tariffs on all UK goods and boosting jobs and businesses across the country, in the first major trade deal negotiated from scratch by the Government since we left the EU. Find out how this could benefit your business.