Trade & Investment
Project Examples

Our team and in-country and specialist partners bring a wide experience of working both as exporters and importers; as overseas agents and strategic partners; and as advisors to growing companies internationally. 

We bring:

  • Practical private sector experience of international trade development 
  • Extensive trade development and business growth support experience from working in and/or with the public sector
  • Experience of inward investment attraction and working with international partners 
  • Insight into the challenges of growing a business both within the UK and Internationally
  • Hands on experience of running and growing a business in the UK and overseas
  • Business Advisory and Mentoring experience and expertise
  • Experience of working with DIT (and previously UKTI) 

Previous projects our team has been involved in, and our wider experience includes:

Trade Strategy Development
Working with the local International Trade Directors in the East Midlands and the Northwest to develop Regional International Trade Strategies and country action plans

Export Support to companies through programme delivery
This included the development and delivery of ‘Go Global’ programme to support mid-size companies; and the International Business Opportunity programme for Wales with responsibility for the Middle East

International Government Support
Supporting the Egyptian government to create international strategic alliances across Europe to support their indigenous companies; working with the Government of Cyprus to support the promotion of the Professional Services Sector

Mission Support
Support to inwards missions into the UK (Romania) and outward missions (Saudi Arabia)

In-country working and living experience
Saudi Arabia – lived and worked in KSA for nearly 20 years including as acting as agent for UK companies and other international companies; Lagos, Nigeria – as an importer and distributor based in Lagos, Nigeria; construction industry working for the British Government on projects as far afield as the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar and Kathmandu

Inward Investment Agency and Support
As Director of Business Development, External and International Relations at MIDAS, Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency; encouraging foreign owned companies to set up business in Manchester; working with inward investment agencies in the East Midlands to support investor retention and attraction 

Our partners bring a wide track record including:

PSD Global – USA
Clients have included regional and national governments as well as leading private sector companies. PSD Global has worked with more than 100 Economic Development agencies globally, including the governments of Austria, Bavaria (Germany), Brazil, Virginia (US), Mexico, Bogota (Colombia), Japan, Ontario (Canada), Singapore, and Korea, to name a few. PSD Global is one of the world’s leading firms working with EDA’s on their investment attraction and trade promotion activities. The company also has extensive experience working with clients on their market entry needs. We have worked with approximately 150 companies on market-entry projects, including Deutsche Bank, Cisco, Akamai, and Siemens. These projects resulted in average revenue growth of 200% annually and multiple export awards.

Hemmingsen Consultancy & Advisory
Cross-Canada sector experience in advanced manufacturing (aerospace and automotive), agriculture, clean tech, construction, energy (oil/gas, renewables, nuclear), infrastructure, and transit/transportation – sectors of vital importance to the Ontario and Canadian economies.  Providing support in market research, trade missions and programme arranging, event management and market representation.

Established in 2004 and provides a range of business support services to help companies develop business with China. They have an office in Shanghai and the UK and with their bilingual staff experienced in both international trade and business, they can help businesses succeed in China. They support companies selling or sourcing from China as well as companies looking to set up a presence and looking for investment partners. 

Gulf Connect 
Industry sectors they have worked with include: aerospace; oil & gas; power & utilities; construction; MEP; process industries; marine; working at height industries; security & defence; police and civil defence; healthcare; education & training; energy; HSE; creative industries; professional services; media & marketing; agriculture; food processing & equipment; F&B; retail; finance; communications & IT; transport & logistics and more. They have conducted a series of 25 export workshops for SME’s, offering insight to export success.

AEI Saudi 
Established in 2012, Arabian Enterprise Incubators (AEI Saudi) is a market entry consultancy and life support services partner registered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Their aim is to provide the infrastructure, services and guidance needed to succeed in this difficult yet rewarding market. AEI has supported over 700 clients and counting and have helped exporters from nearly 40 different countries all over the world, from Austria to New Zealand.

Crowe U.K. LLP
Crowe U.K. LLP is a leading audit, tax, advisory and risk firm with a national presence to complement its international reach. They are an independent member of Crowe Global. Ranked eighth largest accounting network in the world, Crowe Global has over 250 independent accounting and advisory firms in 130 countries. For almost 100 years, Crowe has made smart decisions for multinational clients working across borders. They work with governments, regulatory bodies and industry groups to shape the future of the profession worldwide and provide lasting value to clients undertaking international projects. Crowe can provide advice and support in the UK and in 130 countries on accounts and tax compliance in this ever-changing and complex financial environment.