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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

technology webinar 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

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

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

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.

Our Covid-19 International Trade Updates

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