New markets

New markets provide paths to growth for many companies. But no new market opportunity ever looks the same. For some, it is about international trade: those that export enjoy greater revenue and profit growth than those that remain domestic in focus. Other seek out opportunities from government departments and agencies, while others build up their business by working closely with major corporations.

Every new market presents challenges and requires careful planning. Here you will find sources of practical support and advice, and case studies of companies that are expanding successfully into their chosen new markets. 


  • Winning business from large corporations

    The Business Exchange makes it easier for small businesses to understand and take advantage of the opportunities of working with large, established corporations. Search for opportunities.

  • Winning public procurement contracts

    Small firms can compete for contracts worth more than £200 billion in annual public spending. Use these tools help you compete for public procurement contracts more effectively.

  • Marketing to make your business grow

    Effective sales and marketing lies at the heart of successful business growth. Find out more about the wide variety of resources that can help your marketing drive your business forward.

  • Grow your export business

    Experienced exporters need advice and support just as much as first-timers. Arrange to talk to a UKTI representative and find links to further sources of guidance and support.

  • First time export: information and training

    Links to training courses, support schemes and other resources for businesses starting out in export, including UKTI, the British Exporters Association, Export Britain and many more.

  • Broadband connection vouchers

    The Super-Connected Cities Programme is delivering faster broadband for small businesses in 22 cities across the UK. Grants of up to £3,000 are available through a special voucher scheme.


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The government is helping businesses to access strategic advice by match funding up to £2,000 towards the cost. Read more »

Get a free broadband Connection Voucher up to the value of £3,000 to cover your upfront connection costs. Read more »

The Business Finance Guide sets out the full range of access to finance options for businesses as they go from start-up to growth. Read more »

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