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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 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

Africa Business Group Meeting - Nov 26

The Department for International Trade North West would like to invite you to the third Africa Business Group meeting. This has been set up to provide information, support and identify trade opportunities in Africa for companies working with DIT in North West England.

Export Champion Roundtable – Food and Drink Sector - Nov 10

This roundtable will provide you with practical advice on the Energy sector. It will enable North West UK businesses to respond to changes within the sector during and post COVID-19.

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.

Growing Your Business Internationally Workshops - Dec 04 - 07

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.

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

Our Insights

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.

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