About Growth Company International Trade
Growth Company International Trade is a subsidiary of The Growth Company. We have delivered International Trade Services to thousands of North West companies since 2007.
This is on behalf of the Department for International Trade, Enterprise Europe Network, European Regional Development Fund and British-American Business Council. We have helped companies of all sizes to realise their international trade potential, encourage export opportunities and growth into global markets.
Funded support for international growth
How can we help?
Support for new and first-time exporters
We have a programme of workshops for potential exporters, designed to highlight opportunities, address concerns and guide you through the initial steps into new markets.
International Market Research
Our comprehensive face-to-face and desk-based market research services deliver bespoke and tailored insights into which countries may provide the best opportunities for your business.
Funding for international growth
We help you access a variety of different funding and finance ranging from funding and finance for export, funding for innovation and R&D, funding for trade missions and market visits.
Selling online overseas
Reach over 2 billion consumers online around the world using our “Selling online overseas” service with access to the most updated opportunities and the best marketplace for your products and services.
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I'd encourage others to make the most of the wealth of export support available through DIT. It can open doors for businesses like ours trading overseas – if we can export around the world, others can too.Read more
- Co-Founder, Maria Sarkar
North West International Trade Team has been helpful to us from helping us communicate with foreign governments about the legality of exporting units with VPN systems, to negotiating the complex trading routes of South Sudan and advice on letters of credit, certificates of conformity, etc.
Our business has grown 400% in the past 12 months. We've now signed a new lease for new offices in the UK. We've also opened up an office in Dubai with full-time staff out there thanks to North West International Trade Team.Read more
- Founder, Steven Mifsud
Networking, market and sector-focused events for businesses
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 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.
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.
Latest business news and thought leadership pieces on international trade, innovation and more
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.