SME Growth Hack - UKTI Introduction
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  • 1. UK Trade & Investment Joanne Freeman Deputy Regional Director, London London International Trade Team 2 2
  • 2. UK Government’s Ambitions • Double UK exports to £1 trillion a year by 2020 • 100,000 more UK companies exporting by 2020 • One in four UK companies to export (European average) rather than one in five at present • Maintain the UK’s position as the most favoured location in Europe for inward investment • Become the number one location in Europe for investment from emerging markets 3
  • 3. UK Trade & Investment’s Mission • Support UK companies to grow their business through international trade • Connect UK business to the world’s top commercial opportunities • Attract high quality inward investment to the UK • Establish whole-of-government relationships with major wealth creators to increase exports and investment 4
  • 4. UKTI’s Global Presence • UKTI has more than 1,200 staff in over 100 overseas markets and around 400 people across UK regions • UKTI teams identify business opportunities around the world. They support businesses throughout the UK • Our advisers are from the private sector, with experience in international trade/investment • In London and the South East there are more than 80 International Trade Advisers 5 UKTI has more than 1,200 staff in over 100 overseas markets
  • 5. International Trade Advisers (ITAs) Experienced international businesspeople. Give help and advice which is relevant and appropriate to your business. May include: One-to-one advice:  Passport to Export 12 month programme for new exporters  Gateway to Global Growth 12 month programme for experienced exporters Overseas contacts: UKTI staff; Missions and conferences Financial support (small): Tradeshow Access Programme 6 6
  • 6. UKTI Impartial Advice & Strategic Support • Strategic and export business advice • Market information and research • Assistance in Identifying partners and potential customers • Assistance to promote company products • Support to visit markets • Support whilst in market • Identification of Business opportunities 7
  • 7. Passport to Export • Support programme for new exporters • £500+VAT commitment fee • Up to £3,000 matched funding to help you implement specific export plans • Winning and Delivering Business Overseas workshop • Discounted access to a programme of export training  Benefits: overcome barriers, gain confidence to explore new markets, ongoing support, develop skills and understanding 8 8
  • 8. Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) • Market intelligence to evaluate effectively and research competitive environment • Tailored introduction to desired contacts in foreign markets, potential partners, and buyers alike • Bespoke support from UKTI staff overseas • Access to British Embassies and Consulates • Chargeable service 10 10
  • 9. Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) • Participate in an overseas trade show as part of a group of UK businesses led by an Accredited Trade Organisation (ATO) • Establish contacts with buyers, agents, distributors and customers • Limited financial support available 11 11
  • 10. Export Communications Review (ECR) • Helps identify gaps and issues in marketing communications and maximise the effectiveness of communications with overseas customers.  Benefits: handle enquiries from export markets competently, build international image, action plan for improving international communications 13 13
  • 11. Further information Joanne Freeman, Deputy Regional Director, London +44 (0) 20 7234 3044 Social media 16