International Business Growth Project

South East


The South East International Business Growth Project (SEIBG) is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and delivered by Newable with the Department for International Trade (DIT) South East Region. The SEIBG Project aims to enhance the competitiveness of SMEs within West Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire areas in international markets and will achieve this goal by providing these SMEs with the expertise and support needed to break into the global market place.

The SEIBG targets the following priority sectors ICT & Digital, Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Marine, Defence, Renewable Energy, Professional & Business Services, Creative, Energy, Environmental Technology, Goods and Services.

As a part of the SEIBG Project, the support Programme offers SMEs within West Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire the possibility to receive bespoke advice and support from an International Trade Adviser (ITA), who can act as an independent mentor for their businesses and help them overcome the barriers that may prevent them from exporting or growing internationally.

Other services offered by the Project include:

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

By 2019, Global Growth will have supported 500 SMEs and created 108 jobs.