Funded Projects

Greater Manchester Chamber has been involved in a number of trade development projects, some financed by the UK and others by the EU, all aiming at forging strong trade business links between the UK and other parts of the world.

From capacity building programmes aimed at strengthening the institutional capacity of other trade associations and chambers of commerce,  to trade promotion and facilitation, we are open to develop transnational partnerships and be part of consortiums bidding for funded aid activity on the above. 

Some of the activity we have been involved in the last few years:

  • Overseas Business Network Initiative (OBNi) - Funded by the UK Government in order to promote growth of UK exports primarily in emerging and developing markets. GM Chamber was the lead coordinator of activities for the North West Region and was part of a national team coordinating efforts across the country; and we also worked closely with other regional chambers of commerce.  During this time more than 1,000 SMEs in the regions accessed practical advice and support in these high growth markets.  The project ran from 2014 to 2016.

  • BEIS Brexit Readiness Project:  This project was delivered in 2019 helping raise awareness about the upcoming changes as a result of the UK leaving the EU.   The project included:   Marketing/Advertising activities,  development of a Brexit Hub, Training for Exporters and Importers, creation of step by step export/import guides, webinars on topics related to Brexit and a Meet the Expert Event.  

  • Business Growth Hub - Brexit Support:  Delivered from Jan - Mar 2021, our team provided tailored advice and information to exporters and importers about the new rules of trading, the new EU-UK TCA and more.   The team dealt with over 500+ queries during this time.

  • Global Connect: A GM Chamber initiative to develop a Global Network of partners to help both UK and overseas companies to grow globally.  We work with organisations in the public and private sector.   For more information and how to be part of Global Connect, get in touch!

Our team has also had experience managing projects under EU funded aid programmes such as AL-Invest and Asia-Invest, which sought to promote stronger bilateral commercial links between the EU and Latin America and Asia.

Current Funded Aid Project Activity:

Interested in working with us?   

Email our Head of international Trade Department, Susana Cordoba at