Market Access Services

Is your business planning overseas business trips to Trade Shows to negotiate new deals, sign new export contracts and increase export sales? If yes – the New Markets and Export Growth Programme can offer you up to £1500  financial support towards economy class flight travel, accommodation and/or exhibition stand costs.
To be eligible, your company must :

  • be actively trading and eager to grow export business
  • have headquarters in Liverpool City Region
  • be an SME (less than 250 employees)
  • not have received more than £170,980 public funding in the last 3 years.

Click here to view forthcoming Events / Workshops offered as part of the ERDF programme.
To access the New Markets and Export Growth Programme for SMEs in Merseyside, Contact:  Julie Sankey at Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce on 0151 227 1234 ext.2234 or email

St Helens Chamber can also help with:
Marketing Overseas: Contact us for referrals to marketing companies who can assist you to market overseas, including website design and functionality for an export market. We also help you use online tendering sites such as ContractFinder, The Chest and UKTI Business Opportunities to identify the right service for your particular export requirements.
Translation Services: Contact us for referrals to translation services to support your export journey.
Logistics: We provide lists of logistics providers including shipping, air freight, overland transport, warehousing and distribution.
Legal and Accounting Services: Introductions to a range of legal and accounting companies to assist with your international trade requirements. Contact us for IP seminars held in central Liverpool which provide specialist advice on your particular international licensing and distribution needs.
Distribution Channels: Contact us for practical advice on agreement with agents and distributors. Click here for seminars including Using Agents and Distributors.
Export Britain lists hundreds of international trade events throughout the year. The British Chambers of Commerce and the Chambers of Commerce Network run trade missions to the world’s biggest and fastest-growing markets, and provide Webinars recordings to enable you to access up to date information on export issues.
For further information on any of these services contact Janet Fairclough on 01744 742015 or email