Highly experienced in designing and delivering international trade and scale up programmes for LEPs and other UK bodies that enable SMEs to access fully funded support in these critical areas


In addition to supporting private clients with their global trade and growth ambitions, Global Trade Department also delivers programmes for Growth Hubs across the UK. Growth Hubs are local and private sector partnerships led by the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). They provide a mechanism for integrating national and local business support, so it is easier for businesses to access the help and advice they need to thrive and grow.

We have designed and delivered a range of EU transition, international expansion, and business resilience support programmes operational across Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Norfolk, Suffolk and the South East Midlands.

Programmes are often a mix of 1:1 support, 1:Many support in the form of workshops and webinars, and more recently Peer:Peer support via our ‘Network and Support’ sessions. Because of the breadth and depth of our expertise we are able to advise Growth Hub clients on both import and export matters; whilst the eScalate programme also offers us the opportunity to share with clients our scale up and investment-readiness knowledge and experience.


Empowering SMEs in International Trade

A package of fully funded 1:1, webinar, and peer support for importers and exporters (novice and experienced) in both goods and services sectors across the East Midlands. Both high-level strategic and technical operational support available from seasoned global trade specialists.

OxLEP eScalate Scale up programme

Fully funded 1:1, workshop, and peer support across multiple business functions for high growth SMEs and scale ups across Oxfordshire looking to access finance or raise capital to fund business growth. Includes investment readiness coaching and pitch deck creation.

GTD Global Trade 360 programme

A comprehensive one stop shop, end to end import and export service from market research and partner/customer sourcing through to physical movement of goods incorporating customs declarations and other essential documentation e.g. certification, licensing, letters of credit.