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ERDF

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Enhancing SMEs international trade performance

Tailored Support and advice for North West Companies to nurture and enhance their international trade activity.

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.

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.

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

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.

Targeting R&D for export - TR&DE2

Support for North West companies who are investing in R&D and looking to increase their potential for Growth through Export sales.

TR&DE2 provides intensive support by identifying and agreeing with you an Action Plan of two or three key actions that will generate impetus to your export strategy. We have a panel of consultants to provide free expert advice on a range international business disciplines and specialist overseas market information.

  • Market Research – Practical experience and insight into target markets
  • De-Risking the Proposition – Strategic advice on routes to market
  • Customer Connection – Practical help to effectively connect to customers. TR&DE2 offers up to £3,000 match funding in addition to the one-to-one support through our team of skilled International Trade Advisers and Consultants. This funding can be used to directly assist you in the implementation of your agreed TR&DE2 Action Plan
  • You must be a North West located SME Company
  • You must be able to demonstrate you are eligible for, or are already claiming, HMRC R&D Tax Credits
  • Our TR&DE2 Advisers will be required to confirm you meet and comply with ERDF eligibility criteria

For more information about TR&DE2 and how it could support your business, contact the North West International Trade Team on 0333 320 0392 or email erdfinfo@tradenw.org.