About Us

Supporting UK tech, digital and e-commerce scale-up businesses to expand globally through a highly focused programme of events.


Who We Are

GTM Global is a unique interactive ecosystem that engages with ambitious tech and digital scale-up companies to help them expand internationally.

We do this through a curated and bespoke programme of virtual and physical events, online resources, and consultancy services, leveraging our close connections with economic development organisations, key public sector agencies and curated private sector partners.

GTM Global event networking - international business expansion
GTM Global Co-founders - international expansion support

Our Story

Back in 2015, Mark Stimpfig organised, with a cohort of tech and digital scale-ups from the Mayor of London’s International Business Programme and an LA based digital marketing Agency, a quarterly suite of advisory workshops on how these ambitious businesses could ‘Go-to-Market’ in the USA.

Later in 2015, Ian Collins attended one of these events as an advisor and in conversation with Mark could see that these entrepreneurs were not just interested in digital marketing: They also needed ‘right-size’ advice and guidance on funding, compliance, regulatory, operations, accounting and a raft of other market-entry considerations.

We also recognised their need for connections to key international business networks and partners, and access to overseas and UK government support and Foreign Direct Investment incentives. By the spring of 2016 GTM Global was born.

Community Benefits

Today our network of 250+ partners internationally means GTM can support ambitious digital and tech companies through the discovery, planning, execution, and growth stages of their international expansion. In a matter of a few hours, pre-selected companies attending a GTM event will get prescient information and introductions to significantly refine and advance their international planning, without having to leave either their office or their country. Work that would have taken months of research, qualification and expensive business travel.

GTM Global Events - Networking
GTM Expansion Workshop - 1-2-1 Consultations

An Ecosystem Is Born

To support our programme, GTM has developed a platform that provides a seamless journey for delegates from registration, through consultation, programme delivery, strategy development, execution, and in-country growth. GTM is now a unique international business development hub critically supplementing the resource gap for overstretched scale-ups, where strategic partnerships are created, incremental sales are delivered, without having to leave the office or the country until the right contacts are established and confirmed.

Where We Are Today

In the last eight years, GTM has built an active community of 6,000+ UK tech and digital scale-ups connected to a global partner network of some 250+ government trade and commercial partners around effective advocacy and delivery around agile, digital, and borderless trade. We are developing a strong sector specific focus in Life Sciences, Aerospace, Defence, Security, Smart Cities, ESG, Cyber, Insure tech & fintech; alongside this more sectoral focus GTM is actively promoting a Virtual Trade Mission (VTM) programme. A recent example is around the collaboration we’ve had with UK embassies and regional healthcare clusters in Nordics, Europe and Israel delivering a highly effective virtual UK market entry programme.

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Our Mission

To be the 'DESTINATION' and 'GO TO HUB' for ambitious tech, digital and e-commerce scale-ups looking to expand internationally.

At GTM Global we recognise the increasing opportunities in borderless, agile, digital global trade, and how important it is to connect the new ideas that come from the scale-up community to new markets, resonant partners, and both national and regional government networks. Our aim is to be the ‘go-to’ space where innovative international expansion gets done.

Our Core Team

The people behind the mission

Ian Collins


30 years’ experience of business development and general management in hi-tech industries, investment and strategic ICT consulting in the UK and internationally.

Mark Stimpfig


30 years’ experience of business development, partner management, publishing and marketing in technology, education, retail, government in the UK and internationally.

Chris Howie

Director of Life Sciences

Chris was the European Life Sciences specialist at the UK Department of International Trade, bringing in key investment into the UK from innovative EU, Nordic, Swiss & Israeli life sciences technologies. He has over 30 years of experience in key sectors such as MedTech devices, Pharma, BioPharma, CRO and Academia. He has great access to mission-critical clinical trial and evaluator channels as well as funding, investment, government, and regulatory bodies and networks.

Ian Metcalf

Director of Defence & Aerospace

Ian has 35 years defence / aerospace experience, including a spell as a Senior Civil Servant in UK MOD. He’s held senior positions in Serco, BAE SYSTEMS, MBDA and Alenia-Marconi Systems in the UK, US, Italy and France. Ian represented Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, in the UK for 7 years, and has assisted many companies in the Defense and Aerospace markets make their first steps in the US.

Tamara Medina

Head of Partnerships

20 + years of experience in business development and B2B strategic partnerships in the UK and Latin America. Tamara is also co-leader of TLA Latam.

Celina Ploskonka

Event & Marketing Support

10 years’ experience of B2B marketing and event management across a range of sectors in the UK and internationally.

What People Are Saying

Don't just take our word for it

GTM has enabled us to extend our working day to deal with UK counterparts; has introduced us to appropriate potential supply chain and distribution partners; and most of all has helped us to make the industry friends we need to derive success from our UK market entry.

Brandon Willey

CEO, Hownd Inc

The workshop was highly informative; it was great to meet a variety of people that all gave a range of insights… And I liked the breakout room approach for us to network with the different specialists. Thanks for inviting us!

Mat Barrow

MD, X-Lab Systems

Thank you again for inviting me to the GTM North American Expansion workshop, it was one of the best events I’ve been to and I learned a huge amount from the specialists. My meetings went well in the US this week so I will certainly be following up with the contacts I made.

Emily Carter

Founder, Emily Carter London, award-winning British Designer

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