Enter new markets to grow and scale

Break into international markets and adjacent sectors to grow and scale with help from our connections, expertise and targeted global programmes.
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Any innovative business that is ambitious to progress on its growth journey towards scale must find new markets. Alongside exploiting innovation effectively and attracting investment, entering new markets is one of the key areas that our specialist-led bespoke support may focus on, following a thorough audit of your needs: Only by considering your business in the round can we help you determine the strategic priorities for innovation-driven growth.

International business markets

We offer innovative SMEs several ways to build their knowledge of and presence in key overseas markets.

  • Our specialists, including those in our extended global network - a key benefit of our membership of Enterprise Europe Network - provide access to comprehensive and tailored advice, for example on sourcing and establishing connections with new collaborators and business partners and on local regulations.
  • In addition, our highly regarded initiatives help you learn about specific international markets in person and build business relationships there, supported by our specialists. For example, through the Global Incubator Programme and the Global Business Innovation Programme.
  • Finally, our focused brokerage events will help you to find new international business opportunities and the key information you need on markets and sectors, whilst our partnerships tool and our connections to overseas specialist advisers allow you to forge business partnerships that cross borders, to take your business to new levels.

Vertical markets & supply chains

Our specialists can help you position your business appropriately in future value chains, systems and supply chains in both the private and public sectors. We have a great deal of experience linking businesses with prospective customers and collaborators in their verticals and adjacent verticals, for example in corporates, local and national Government, the NHS and utilities. Building such strategic relationships is essential for growth and scale planning.

Allow us to introduce you to one of our innovation and growth specialists in your region for comprehensive and bespoke advice on opportunities to expand into new markets.


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