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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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Testimonials

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

Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2021

Discover the benefits the UK’s Most Prestigious Business Awards can bring to your business.
 
Join the Department for International Trade North West for a free webinar discussing the benefits the Queen's Awards for Enterprise can bring to a business.
 
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is the highest award available for businesses in the UK. Winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

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

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.

North West businesses continue growth with Japan

On 22 October the government announced that it had signed a new UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) - the UK’s first Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that goes beyond its existing EU deal.

The deal can benefit more than 700 businesses in the North West that exported to Japan last year and encourage new business.

EU Transition: Prepare for change

The UK has left the EU and the transition period is ending.
Whilst the UK negotiates additional arrangements with trading partners, businesses can take action to prepare for change. New rules will come into affect from January 2021.

Going Global: How can service businesses scale internationally?

A guide for entrepreneurs and SMEs based in the North, to help sell their services to overseas markets. Expanding into new markets is one of the most powerful tools available to organisations, when driving business growth.