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Network Partner Sheet May 09


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Network Partner Sheet May 09

  1. 1. Be connected Become an EEI Business Partner Access EEI’s international trade & investment expertise Support the Network with growth of the regional companies East of England involved in economy international business East of England International: East of England International is the official Trade and Investment G 80 staff deliver trade & organisation for the East of England. EEI works closely with investment services Business Partners throughout the region, either as a Network, G Seven offices in the East of England General or Major Partner, to ensure that the specific needs of G Supported by EEDA and UK Trade & Investment our clients are met. G Access to UK Trade & Investment’s 2,500 staff worldwide East of England International: G promotes the region globally to win new investment; G works closely with the existing 2,400 overseas-owned businesses in the region. We recognise that these companies are already responsible for 25% of the value of the regional economy; G supports regional companies to trade internationally. We have a client base of over 5,000 companies with international expansion plans. EEI works in conjunction with a wide range of business and public sector partners. These partners help us to promote the region, and provide specialist services to our client base. As the only regional organisation focused on international Trade & Investment we provide a unique opportunity to network you into the international agenda of the region, and to help you access our network of contacts worldwide. We cover the six counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Business support funded by the Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, and, in these turbulent economic times, East of England Development Agency as a partner of EEI you will be actively involved in helping with the future growth of the East of England economy.
  2. 2. EEI Network Partner opportunities How we work G The chance to attend our events and network with prospective clients with our clients G A dedicated EEI Account Manager to help you access opportunities G Your own EEI website listing – with your company’s contact and activity details “ EEI wereneeded,advise and access what we able to including G The option to sponsor our events for increased publicity – with the recommending local law firms with chance to include companies you are targeting as clients on the specific expertise in negotiating EEI guest list research contracts with universities… ” EEI’s Network Partner scheme only requires an annual contribution of Frank Wu, £900 and is just one level of our private sector Partner Programme. Chief Executive, XiangCam TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) EEI General Partner and Research Centre Major Partner opportunities If you would prefer to be more involved in the work we do, there are two further levels of business partnerships. “ EEI has helped us ato more partners. great deal in terms of… introducing us ” General Partnership presents the opportunity to promote your services Malcolm Wenborn, to influential business delegations and to take advantage of an extended General Manager, entry on our website. Hitachi Software Engineering (UK) Ltd At Major Partnership level, we can introduce you to our clients on an individual basis. We also work with you on UK and overseas jointly branded bespoke programmes, as well as integrate you with our PR programmes at home and overseas. “ EEI... helped us with networking, making introductions to local EEI’s services organisations and suppliers. ” For overseas-owned companies setting up in the UK – assistance with Geoff Watts, evaluating the region as a location for their global operations; sectoral Managing Director, expertise through our team of sector specialists; comparative data; help Davall Gears with fact-finding visits to the region; introductions to key contacts, networks and services; support with setting up in the UK and a link to key service providers through our Partner schemes. For overseas-owned companies with an East of England base – continued evaluation of the region as a location for additional investment; support and information across a range of issues, from planning and “ Contacts and introductions to service industry within the telecommunications staffing to regulations and training; networking and engagement within the local business community. providers were extremely valuable. ” Guiseppe Venturini, For East of England companies looking to export – expert staff Managing Director, delivering UK Trade & Investment services to help companies access VOIspeed markets worldwide. EEI is a not-for-profit company For more information about becoming an EEI Partner, and how we can work together to grow your business across the East of England, please contact: Richard Pike, Head of Marketing & Communications East of England International 2 Quayside Cambridge CB5 8AB United Kingdom T: +44 (0)1223 450 450 E: 08/110 Copyright January 2009