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Tailored Covid-19 Business Support from Designated International Trade Advisers

We have over 30 International Trade Advisers who have extensive experience specialised in multiple markets and industries. Having your own designated adviser will support your business quickly return to the international market after the impact of Covid-19.

Support with your international trade strategy post-Covid-19

Numerous North West businesses have now returned to trading overseas by accellerating their digital transformation. Our advisers are experts in digital marketing, e-commerce, international supply chain and logistics as well as finance. They will be able to support you with creating a return strategy or a reimagine strategy to help you get back on your feet.

Finance Support

Our advisers can give you personal guidance to apply for Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Schemes as well as Business Bounce Back Loan Schemes through our accredited partners.

We have a network of financial partners including Growth Company Business Finance, GC Angels to help you apply for these loan schemes. We can also help you with other grants and funding relevant to international trade and export.

Free Events and Webinars

Virtual events and webinars organised by the Department for International Trade to help you get back to trading overseas

Business Webinar

Northern Powerhouse Germany Speciality Chemicals Conference - Sub-sector Roundtables - Oct 13 - Nov 06

This webinar consists of three engaging roundtables which provide Northern Powerhouse and German companies the opportunity to network and create new prospects.

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Introduction to the Global Sports Economy - Export support for UK companies - Oct 30

The Department for International Trade (DIT) are pleased to invite NPH businesses to attend 'Introduction To Export Support For UK Companies.'
This webinar will give delegates an overview of the Sports Economy Team and what is happening in the Sports Sector.

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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.

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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.

roundtable event on energy sector

Export Champion Roundtable – Energy Sector - Nov 11

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.

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Export Champion Roundtable – Advanced Manufacturing - Nov 12

This roundtable will provide you with practical advice on the Advanced Manufacturing 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

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 business webinar

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.

Our Covid-19 International Trade Updates

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

Client Management During Crisis

During times of crisis, customers seek support from those around them; they look to others for guidance, whether that be friends, family members, or even the businesses they buy from