Grow Beyond is an early stage exporter programme designed to help Invest Northern Ireland customers within manufacturing and tradeable services. It enables businesses to take a step back from the daily sales drive to review and improve processes in order to develop export sales opportunities in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Great Britain (GB).
The Programme covers how to successfully target and research markets, advice on developing export markets, identifying and managing distribution channels and partners, and how to develop a robust Trade Action Plan.
Grow Beyond is designed for Invest NI customers who:
- Have two years trading experience
- Employ a minimum of three individuals
- Have a turnover of £250k to £2m
- Currently export less than 30% of turnover
- Do not currently trade beyond ROI and GB
Autumn/Winter 2022/23 Programme
The Programme will be delivered through a series of virtual and in-person workshops, along with 1:1 mentoring sessions.
Dates for the autumn/winter 2023 schedule are:
|Workshop 1: Targeting and Researching Your Export Market||Tuesday 11 October 2022|
|Workshop 2: Considerations for Developing Your Export Market||Tuesday 01 November 2022|
|Workshop 3: Identifying and Managing Distribution Channels & Partners||Tuesday 22 November 2022|
|Presentation of Trade Action Plans||Thursday 12 January 2023|
|Workshop 4: Practical Steps for Implementation||Tuesday 24 January 2023|
|1:1 mentoring||Tuesday 11 October 2022 - Monday 23 January 2023|
Participation in the programme costs £390 per company, with up to two delegates able to participate in the workshops.
For more information on the Grow Beyond programme or to register your interest, contact your Invest NI Client Executive.