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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

Northern Powerhouse Virtual Clean Growth Trade Mission to Chile

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.

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

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.

Our Covid-19 International Trade Updates

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.

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.