Market Research and Entry Services

When you are starting your international journey or considering new markets, it is important to research the markets and which ones offer the most opportunities.

We work with partners, here in the UK and overseas, who can provide bespoke market entry services. We can help you with UK and overseas Market Entry Services, Market Research, Partner Finding, B2B Matchmaking services.  Our team based in Manchester works with our Global Connect Network to ensure we can help you succeed in international markets.


Companies can opt for one of more of the services outline below and a quote will be prepared based on your requirements:

Basic Market Research and Statistics Analysis

  • Brief overview of specific market(s) economic information (e.g., GDP, Population, inflation, ease of doing business, etc)

  • FX and market risk intelligence from our partners 

  • UK, North of England, Northwest & Greater Manchester trade statistics with global markets.  This can include export/import flows from/to the UK in relation to specific markets (by UK region, by UK port, by commodity code), comparative analysis with other UK regions or countries, etc

  • High-level sector overview reports or global trends

Partner Identification Service

  • Unverified and raw list of potential partners/customers/suppliers in your markets of interest including the UK (e.g., customers, suppliers, other).  

  • Shortlist of verified and warm introduction of your business to local partners based in your e.g., customer, suppliers, other)

Market Research

  • In-depth Market Research which can include but not limited: 

    • Customer Analysis

    • Competition Analysis

    • Risk analysis

    • Product Research – local product regulations, adaptation, packaging, labelling, certification requirements, amongst others.

    • Routes to Market (e.g., distributors, agents, franchise, e-commerce, physical presence, other, etc)

    • International Marketing

    • IP & Trademark considerations

  • Advice & information on local regulations, taxes, certifications (e.g., export documentation, product certifications, registrations, etc)

  • Product/Services launch events

  • Soft landing options (e.g., incubation services)

  • Due diligence - UK & International Credit Checks

B2B Programmes

  • Bespoke Business Matchmaking programmes - Face to face tailored meetings arrangements with warm leads

  • Meet the Buyer events for groups

  • Meet the Supplier events for groups


Our services are opened to both members and non-members, including:

  • Exporters and Importers (UK and overseas)

  • Business Service Providers (e.g., Freight Forwarders, Banks, Law Firms, Accountants, etc)

  • Foreign Embassies or High Commissions

  • Foreign Trade & Inward Investment Development Agencies

  • UK & Overseas Chambers of Commerce

  • UK & Overseas Sector Trade Associations


It will depend on what market entry service you wish to access.  Most companies opt for the list of verified companies and virtual introductions, which may take between 4-6 weeks from the moment the project has been agreed and paid for.

For project more complex, it may require more time.


  • DIT Internationalisation Fund is available for UK companies seeking to internationalise and can be used to fund activities such as Market Research, internationalisation of websites, translation costs and more.   This is a match-funding grant and qualifying SMEs can access between £1000 and £9000 in grant.  Deadline for applications 31st December 2022 with funding and activity taking placed before March 2023.

  • Blue SME International Programme (FANBEST) this is programme running in 2022-23 which aims to support up to 5 SMES located in the transatlantic area of the countries involved in FANBEST and should operate in the blue Economy Sector.   Successful applicants will be accessing export funded support worth up to €10,000 euros including readiness, market identification, market research and more.    This programme is now closed for new applicants.


Contact a member of our team at to discuss your requirements so we can provide you with a quote. If you are a member, make sure to mention it as preferential rates will apply.


'Hi Susana, I would like to thank you and your team on behalf of our management and participating companies for all the good work. We believe that the event was a success, and the overall satisfaction rate is quite high on our side. We are grateful that despite covid, Pauline provided full support and kept working for the event, and Amy did a remarkable job in Pauline’s absence on the venue.  It was nice to meet you all and hope to work with you in the future again'

Seval Mala, Assistant Manager at Turkish Electronic & Electrical Trade Association (TET) on a Meet the Buyer organised in April 2022 in Manchester