International Growth Heroes

The Mayor’s International Business Programme is open to fast-growing, London-based companies operating in 3 broad sectors.

The aim of the programme is to support these companies' international growth strategies with bespoke mentoring, workshops and trade missions, expert on-the-ground advice in London and around the world, and identifying specific city business opportunities through London’s participation in the Global Cities Initiative. 

We scoured the capital’s companies and have picked ten enterprises who exemplify the potential for international growth. We identified companies whose international growth and innovative strengths had been recognised in 2015. Some are already well established international players; others are just ready for take-off.

This is a real winning team. All of them are globally engaged, award-winning companies who shine the future path for many more London’s high-potential businesses. They are disrupting markets, pioneering new technologies and transforming cities around the world. They are London's International Growth Heroes.

Butterworth Laboratories

A 42-year-old family business is a world leader in medicine quality inspection

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Jestico & Whiles

This 40-year-old architecture practice is adorning the world with its spectacular building

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Parkopedia

The 'Wikipedia for parking' has info on 38m parking spaces in 75 countries

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Reevoo

This Southwark-based company has seen its international sales grow at 44% rate in past 2 years

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Touch Surgery

This simulation app is now used by 200k + surgeons around the world

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Citymapper

This transport app is changing the face of transport in 29 cities around the world

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Kinapse

This advisor to the life sciences industry has an average export growth rate of 76%

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Pavegen

Converting the energy of footsteps, this smart tech company is already being used in 30+ countries

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Case Study: Technology Will Save Us

Bringing toys into the 21st century, this tech company is a big hit in the US

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Translate Plus

Language is no barrier to growth for this language services provider

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