ERDF’s ‘Global Growth’ Project

Success Stories

As part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), ‘Global Growth’ aims to enhance the competitiveness of London SMEs in international markets.

The project targets the London priority sectors: Technology, Digital, Creative, Medical Technology and Smart Cities and also high growth and/or innovative London companies from any sector.

The Global Growth Project will achieve this by providing SMEs with the expertise and support needed to break into high growth and emerging markets.

London SMEs have the opportunity to receive expert support from an International Trade Adviser (ITA), helping them along their export journey by providing one-to-one advice for entering and establishing in new markets.


Other services include:


  • Introduction to International Trade workshops for companies new to exporting.
  • Emerging Market Awareness events
  • Master Classes
  • Sector specific Trade Shows
  • Sector specific and/or emerging markets Trade Missions
  • Meet the International Buyer events

By 2019, the project will have supported 910 SMEs, created 400 jobs and delivered an additional £36m of new sales, ultimately helping 1,600 SMEs export with confidence.

International trade focused projects, part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, are delivered by GLE International Trade Team.





GLE International Trade Services are a member of the GLE Group. Registered in England and Wales.