About Export for Growth

Our purpose is simple:

To help businesses accelerate sales and boost profits through exports.

The challenge in the South West of England is that the net increase in the number of new exporters remains stubbornly low and exports are highly dependent on the traditional EU and US markets – enter Export for Growth. 

Export for Growth is a part-funded project between the European Regional Development Fund and the Department for International Trade, delivered by Business West, which over the next few years aims to engage with and support over 1,000 local SMEs to find new profitable customers in overseas markets, resulting in the creation of 850+ new jobs in the South West of England region. 

Export for Growth has two core strands of support; 

  1. Export Essentials – for SME’s who are considering export for the first time or looking to build upon their limited international trade activity.

  2. Extend your Global Reach – for more experienced exporters who have ambitions to enter or expand in to high-growth markets.

Our team of experienced, dedicated international specialists includes International Trade Advisers, Market Specialists, and Market Researchers who support businesses through workshops, one to one support and advice, desk based research and company visits.

“Our aim is to help high achievers see their potential and assist them to accelerate the process in winning export business.” 

John Rubidge - Head of Innovation in Services, Business West