Funded support for international growth
How can we help?
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
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 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
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.Read more
- Co-Founder, Maria Sarkar
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.
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.Read more
- Founder, Steven Mifsud
Networking, market and sector-focused events for businesses
Northern Powerhouse: Support for UK exporters in the Tech sector
Organised by DIT Northern Powerhouse, DIT North West and Tech Nation, this webinar will focus on promoting the latest in support for UK Exporters within the Tech sector for the Northern Powerhouse
Virtual Northern Powerhouse Technology Trade Mission to Indonesia
This is a virtual trade mission to explore business opportunities in Indonesia for innovative tech companies based in the North of England, organised by Department for International Trade and Northern Powerhouse.
Managing international trade documentation requirements post COVID-19 - August 4
This free workshop is aimed to help businesses manage export documentation - a critical area for any exporter where errors and omissions cause cost, delay and reputational damage.
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.
Latest business news and thought leadership pieces on international trade, innovation and more
ERDF's "Enhancing SMEs' International Trade Performance" Project looks to procure consultants
Growth Company International Trade is looking to procure consultants for the ERDF's "Enhancing SMEs' International Trade Performance" Project. Details for application process as well as the project brief are available here
Moving Online is Key to Helping Companies Thrive
Some organisations are undoubtedly faring better than others under the challenging business landscape, and one thing that many of the high performers seem to have in common is that they all have a strong online presence… or they’ve created one as part of their crisis response
International Trade: How Can We Continue Without Travel?
The current changes to the global travel industry will have a major and potentially ongoing impact on a company’s trade with global B2B and B2C buyers, as well as with foreign suppliers.
Reinvent Your Business During Crisis
Crises can be difficult to navigate, but they do provide a unique opportunity to review and adapt existing business models to better meet the evolving needs of customers during tough situations