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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

Greater China Awards 2021

Greater China Awards 2021

This event is to celebrate the success of North West businesses trading with mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

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

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

Invitation to Quote: ERDF ‘Growing Your Business Internationally’ Workshops: Ref IT009

On behalf of the Department for International Trade, ChamberLink Ltd t/a Business Support Solutions, a subsidiary of The Growth Company, procure a consultant to deliver ERDF Enhancing SMEs International Trade Performance ‘Growing Your Business Internationally’ Workshops

Invitation to Quote: ERDF ‘Developing International Trade Online’ Workshops: Ref IT008

On behalf of the Department for International Trade, ChamberLink Ltd t/a Business Support Solutions, a subsidiary of The Growth Company, procure a consultant to deliver ERDF Enhancing SMEs International Trade Performance ‘Developing International Trade Online’ Workshops.

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.