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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

Our Covid-19 International Trade Updates

International Trade Week: 15 - 21 November 2021

The Department for International Trade (DIT) announces the first International Trade Week. It will include business and sector-led activities, showcasing events and workshops available to businesses of all sizes, all sectors and across the UK hosted by expert trade advisors, Parliamentarians and Ministers. Businesses across the country who are considering exporting for the first time are being encouraged to join the ambitious, new week-long event to get the advice they need to take the plunge.

Export Champion, Clark Door Ltd, presented with prestigious Queen's Award

On the 6 October 2021 Clark Door Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialist door systems based in Carlisle, was officially presented with one of the most prestigious business awards and highest honours for a UK business, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services.

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.