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Open Call for Sponsorship - Global Partners Programme 


The Global Partners Programme is a collaboration between the Department for Business and Trade (DBT) and industry to encourage trade and promote British business globally.  ​​ 


Combining activity and events from across DBT, the Programme creates an international B2B and B2G marketing platform which can be tailored to meet the business objectives of participating sponsors. 


The programme comprises over 100 trade events across over 15 markets, alongside activity within International Trade Week and the Made in the UK, Sold to the UK Awards, two of DBT’s key campaigns aimed at helping UK businesses achieve their global potential.  


The Global Partners Programme will give access to UK SMEs across multiple sectors who are looking to scale up their business by beginning or expanding their export pathways. 


DBT is inviting corporate sponsors to support the delivery of the Global Partners Programme through a variety of sponsorship packages, which can be tailored to meet individual business objectives. We are particularly interested in businesses who can strengthen DBT’s existing offering to SMEs by sharing their organisation’s exporting knowledge and expertise and would be keen to explore development of bespoke events and activities which deliver against mutually beneficial objectives. 



The Global Partners Programme provides sponsors with a powerful platform to:   


  • Align with DBT's multi-market business marketing campaign​​s 

  • Create positive brand positioning as a supporter of British Business​​ 

  • Access year-round marketing and engagement opportunities in the UK and key international markets​​ 

Any interested businesses should contact the Government Commercial Sponsorship Team at for more information.


*Prospective sponsors will undergo due diligence checks from the Department for Business and Trade to comply with robust UK Government standards.