A SOFTWARE firm is expanding after a move into China.

Global Management Platform (GMP), based at NetPark, in Sedgefield, County Durham, has been supported by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

The company creates management software for international firms in the investment and property development sectors.

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It received backing from UKTI, which helped export its systems around the world, and it travelled to Shenzhen, in China, to work with Premier Capital Group.

Kevin Maddison, GMP managing director, said: “Premier Capital sell investment property from around the world in several currencies to their Chinese clients.

“I delivered workshops to their sales team ahead of them using our property management system in their daily activities.

“During the workshops, staff were trained to manage their property portfolio, the sales consultants’ activity and various types of pipeline management processes generated in their branches throughout China using our system.

“It has been a tremendous breakthrough for us.”

Chris Simpson, an UKTI international trade adviser, added: “GMP is an exciting, innovative company, which to its credit is gaining lots of global interest.

“I look forward to continuing to working with the firm and hope its success will encourage other North-East companies to contact UKTI about furthering their export ambitions.”

See Wednesday’s Jobs and Business supplement for a feature on NetPark.