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Enhancing SMEs international trade performance

Tailored support for improving the international trade activity of North West businesses.

What does this project aim to achieve?

This project provides tailored export support services to SMEs across the North West including specialist advice, events, activities and financial support towards eligible export development activities. The project complements the Department for International Trade core services and is designed to help firms become better skilled and equipped to access new international markets. Through this project you will be able to exploit new overseas growth opportunities and boost your export performance.

How will this support my business?

We offer a range of support to help the growth and development of your export business. This includes events to identify potential exporters, pre-export development support, a specialist internationalisation programme for research and development focused companies, sector-specific events & market visits, specialist consultancy support and match funded grants of up to £1,500 for eligible companies to help implement bespoke Export Action Plans.

Find out more

For more information and how it could support your business, contact the North West International Trade Team on 0333 320 0392 or email  or visit the website.

This support is delivered by the North West International Trade Team under the Enhancing SMEs International Trade Performance project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the 5 NW Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and Department for International Trade (DIT).

The 5 NW LEPs are made up of Cheshire & Warrington, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Liverpool City Region and Cumbria.