Economic Development & Trade Organisations

Bi-lateral foreign direct investment, virtual trade missions, market-entry workshops, and access to the GTM Ecosystem


Bi-lateral Trade Opportunities

GTM Global is an independent commercial organisation that has built a global ecosystem of ambitious scale-up companies on a mission to expand internationally. We work with numerous overseas & UK EDOs, FDI organisations, trade bodies & corporate venturing businesses to create bi-lateral trade worldwide. We deliver inward investment potential from the UK & we provide services for overseas companies looking to enter the UK market. Our focus is on tech, digital and eCommerce scale-ups who have the ambition, resources & commitment to enter new markets & establish a local presence.


Tech & digital scale-ups in the GTM Global community, all looking at, or actively planning overseas expansion.


Qualified lead flow introductions made to EDOs, FDI organisations & trade bodies during 2020 alone.

trade partners

Active collaborations during 2020 with EDOs, FDIs and trade bodies in USA, Middle East, East Asia & parts of Europe.


Estimated overseas revenue generation potential over a three year period for introductions made during 2020.

Access The GTM Global Ecosystem

A community of 6,000+ scale-ups committed to international expansion

Each year we run a programme of approx. 50 international expansion workshops, webinars & deep-dive clinics. At these events, we engage with carefully profiled & pre-qualified UK scale-ups looking for advice, guidance & support in developing their go-to-market strategy & market-entry plans. For EDOs & FDI organisations in particular, participating in our programme brings significant benefits and opportunities:

  • Deal flow through access to the GTM ecosystem: 6,000+ scaleups & a network of over 400+ trade partners and commercial organisations
  • Bios & company profile featured on event landing pages & promo material
  • Provision of profiled company data following founder/C-Suite interviews
  • Access to our online platform with 40+ data points, contextual business information & contact details for each delegate company
  • Virtual attendance at relevant GTM workshops with introductions to typically 20 delegates per event over a two to four hour period
  • Facilitation of 1-2-1 consultations with workshop delegates including supply of pre-event profiles & itemised points of interest
  • Support in following-up opportunities & delivering re-targeting initiatives
  • Opportunities to run dedicated sponsored-events

If you'd like to access the GTM ecosystem, we offer three standard approaches described below and are happy to create bespoke solutions. We also offer a virtual trade mission service for both inbound and outbound market-entry.

Select Workshop Access


Join us on an ad hoc basis at relevant workshops & webinars to promote your FDI proposition to a pre-profiled audience actively pursuing international expansion into your region.

Dedicated Workshop

A Focus on your brand & region

Designed to your specification to attract the right size & profile of companies interested in expansion into your region. Delivered using GTM Global's highly successful workshop format & data profiling platform.

Full Programme Access

access to 100's qualified opportunities

Gain access to our complete programme of 40+ workshops, clinics, networking events. fire-side chats and webinars with all the benefits of joining the ecosystem and accessing the GTM data platform.

UK Market-Entry Services

Services to support your local businesses with their UK Market Entry (pre or post-mission)

UK Market Entry

The GTM team has helped thousands of tech & digital scaleups expand internationally & have intimate knowledge of the UK market. That means we can help your local businesses soft-land into the UK with a range of concierge services designed to get them up & running & generating revenues quickly & efficiently.

With an extensive network of SMEs, corporations, listed companies, infrastructure players, system integrators, government departments, & NFP organisations, we can also open doors that would otherwise take months or even years to achieve independently.

Essential Planning

Market validation
Routes to market
Market-entry strategy
Business planning
Country Manager

Business Development

Local representation
Strategic sales & channel partners
Agents & distributors
Supply-chain & technology partners
Joint ventures & corporate venturing

Ops & Compliance

UK legal and accounting services
Regulatory & legislative compliance
Incorporation, structuring & taxes
Virtual & physical offices
Staff recruitment

Market Entry beyond the UK

GTM Global's ecosystem includes a network of international trade partners in the USA, Europe, Middle East, East Asia & Australia. This means we are not restricted to UK-only bi-lateral trade flow and can deploy our proven workshop programme and virtual trade mission services from any city or region in those geographies.

Indeed, in 2021, we have begun a series of workshops to support scaleups in France, Belgium and Nordics, looking to establish a presence in the US & Canada. We are also taking some of the delegates involved, into the Middle East. For EDOs, FDIs and other international trade bodies, these city-to-city and region-to-region opportunities represent a significant growth opportunity and post COVID there has never been a better time to join the GTM Global Ecosystem.