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Trinity International Growth Programme (TIGP)

TIGP sponsored by Bank of Ireland in partnership with the British Irish Chamber of Commerce

The Partnership

The Trinity International Growth Programme is a bespoke executive education programme for senior managers in SMEs across the Republic of Ireland, Great Britain and Northern Ireland. SME owners and managers from Europe are also welcome on the programme.

The course is a joint initiative of Bank of Ireland Business and Corporate Banking in the Republic of Ireland and Bank of Ireland UK, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin.

The Programme

The course is designed for senior executives in SMEs who are looking to scale their business through export growth. Participants engage in intensive classes, case study sessions, seminars, guest talks and workshops. A key attribute of the programme is the mentored project where participants will be able to translate their learning from the programme into a value added commercial outcome for their business. Each participant will work on an export and scaling based project for their business in a way that has tangible and measurable benefit for their organisation.

The six day course is delivered over three sessions in March, April and May 2018. Topics covered on the course include:

  • Approach to Business Analysis and Strategic Planning;
  • Organisational Design Issues for Export and Scaling;
  • Finance for Scaling and Export;
  • In-market Competitor Analysis;
  • In-market Customer Analysis;
  • Scaling and Export Business Modelling;
  • Marketing;
  • Sales (including direct and indirect channel management).

Each participant on the programme is assigned a Business Performance Coach who will visit them on-site at their place of business between programme sessions to facilitate the design and development of their business growth project.

All participants on the course receive a Trinity International Growth Programme certificate upon completion and are inducted into Trinity Business School’s alumni network.   

Entry Requirements

Applicants will meet the following criteria: turnover of €500k to €25m; 10-50 employees and engaged in developing new products or entering new markets. We are looking for progressive companies, supportive management, good products and good geographical spread.

Selection Process

Applicants will be selected on the basis of meeting the criteria as determined by a selection panel chaired by Trinity Business School. Applicants will be selected and informed before the end of February 2018 and will receive induction information including dates and details of the programme.

Course Dates

March 2018

  • Thursday 22nd
  • Friday 23rd
  • Saturday 24th

April 2018

  • Thursday 26th
  • Friday 27th

May 2018

  • Friday 25th

Course Assessment

Successful completion will be on the basis of completion and submission of the project.

Course Fees / Price

The cost of the course to participants will be €2,000.

When to Apply

The application form can be downloaded from the Trinity Business School website, completed and emailed to

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