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This month, London & Partners, backed by the Mayor of London, launched ‘Grow London’ – a new business offer to support London and international companies to expand their businesses and support London’s economic growth. One of the new initiatives is Grow London Global – a free 12-month programme for London’s high-growth tech companies wanting to grow internationally.
Grow London Global is the scaled-up successor to the hugely successful Mayor’s International Business Programme. Over seven years, it helped over 1,300 London scaleups to go global, including big names such as Monzo, Revolut, Starling Bank, Bloom & Wild, What3Words, and many more products and services used by Londoners every day.
Our new international trade programme follows the same winning structure – a free, 12-month programme for London-based businesses that meet the requirements of having an annual turnover of between £1m-£40m and employing between 10 and 250 people.
The difference this time? We’ve scaled just like our alumni companies. More companies can now join the programme with access to more events and trade missions.
There’s also more tailored content for specific founder needs and a greater number of dedicated trade managers with specialised sector expertise. Plus, more partners on the programme means a wider range of expertise and connections.
It’s our business at Grow London Global to get to know your business. We dedicate a specialist trade manager to every company in our cohort to make sure they have the best opportunities, insights and connections put in front of them.
Our world-class events and trade missions are game-changing for founders – from workshops with industry professionals and expert advisors, to sector-focused trade missions around the world introducing you to the ecosystem of your target market.
Funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, we’re also supported by GrantTree, Microsoft, Oury Clark, Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini.
We are grateful to these partners for supplying our companies with their invaluable advice and guidance on the practicalities that come from expanding internationally, whether it be advice on legal, taxation, commercial or digital solutions.
We want to support as many London-based, innovative, high-growth companies as we can, to create jobs, raise investment and enter new markets.
So if you’re interested in joining our free programme, register your interest for our next cohort today here.