With the right support and funding, the world has never been more accessible for Greater Manchester’s businesses. From the expansion of direct routes at Manchester Airport to the ongoing inward investment from key international growth markets, the opportunity to go global is at an all-time high.
Businesses that export can:
Be more productive than non-exporters
Increase the commercial lifespan of products and services
Produce economies of scale not possible domestically
Achieve stronger financial performance
Meet the Global Scale Up community and kick off your international planning with your dedicated account manager
Align your team, get clarity across the board and design high-impact experiments that can be implemented immediately
Navigate your way through your target markets with 1-2-1 support from market specialists within our partner network
Create connections and seize global opportunities on tailored virtual visits to your identified market
Be supported as the business leader by high-calibre mentors with years of experience and expertise
6 & 7 April 2022
North American Market Entry & Expansion Clinics (15:00-19:00)
Tech / eCommerce businesses interested in the US market
In-market experts from Chicago, Vancouver, Toronto, Phoenix, Indiana, Washington DC & New York
With Digital & Technology markets worth over $1.8 trillion in 2022 – now is the time to plan your market entry and expansion to North America.
Join us for virtual connector meetings and get free 1-2-1 advice from key regional economic development organisations and in-country market-entry specialists. Connect with key Digital & Tech economic development hubs, business development, and operational experts across North America.
Designed for owner-managed Digital & Technology, eCommerce and Retail scale-up businesses, this event will give you bespoke and game-changing advice on how to successfully build your US and Canadian operations and sales.
7 April 2022
Event information TBC.
26 & 28 April 2022
International Growth Sprint (09:00-12:30)
All businesses in Cohort 5
Delivered by Much Clearer
Part of the Global Scale-up core delivery, a 2-day workshop that helps you align your international growth plans with your team.
13-17 June 2022
London Tech Week
The UK’s tech flagship event, London Tech Week, will welcome 20,000+ inspirational founders, global leaders, start-up founders, senior investors and tech rising stars. Held in one of the world's most vibrant tech hub, the week-long Festival will showcase the vital role of technology in society whilst sparking new connections between our bold and bright community members.
20-24 June 2022
UK Pride in TX and SFO
LGBTQ+-founded / majority-owned / led tech company targeting the US market
The Minister for Exports and Equalities
The British Consulates in Houston and San Francisco are organizing a UK LGBTQ+ Trade Mission to Austin, Houston and San Francisco.
You will learn the ins and outs of doing business in Texas and San Francisco (business climate, banking, taxation, immigration, legal, intellectual property rights, public relations and marketing strategies), Supply chain diversity initiatives and opportunities, visits to major US Tech headquarters, meeting with diversity and inclusion champions, networking events hosted by Consul Generals in Houston and San Francisco.
Our cohorts have entered 74 new markets since joining the programme.
The Global Scale-up Programme enables companies across the whole of Greater Manchester to rapidly expand into multiple markets.
Successful applicants who gain a place on the programme will have access to a set of global experts, the latest international growth tools, global market opportunities and an exclusive peer to peer network of companies who have scaled their businesses globally.
The Growth Company has brought together leading partners with global networks to provide Greater Manchester companies with this unique opportunity. I am hugely excited to see many of our existing clients use this programme to achieve their global growth ambitions.
Richard Jeffery, National Director of GC Business