Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012
Business people talking
Buy from the UK
The UK is a world class supplier of goods and services.
One fifth of all medicines globally are developed in Britain, and in the creative industries, British fashion designers such as Paul Smith and Stella McCartney are household names. The UK advanced engineering sector has a highly skilled workforce, and as Europe’s top location for research and development, we've long punched above our weight for exciting and competitive products which can succeed in a variety of markets. The UK designed the telephone, the steam engine, the iPod, penicillin, the toaster – and the world wide web.
Whether your requirements are for the innovative or the traditional, you'll find the UK an easy country to do business with.
Sourcing a UK supplier or partner
If you're based outside the UK and are looking for a supplier or partner, it's best to start by talking to the UKTI commercial team in your local market. We can put you in touch with an appropriate and reliable supplier, either from our existing contacts or by making a request to the thousands of UK businesses who subscribe to our business opportunities service.
UK trade associations
You may also want to contact the appropriate UK trade association for your product or service.
Imagine Directory of innovative UK companies
Many of the world’s major scientific and medical breakthroughs, industry firsts and cutting-edge designs and technologies, began in the UK – helping to give it an international commercial lead across many sectors.
The Imagine Website gives contact details for innovative UK companies in the creative, education, technology, transport, life sciences and green sectors.
Sourcing a UK supplier: success story
Supplier of high quality equipment and machinery Technology Links attended the Arab Health 2011 exhibition in Dubai and secured new contracts with UK suppliers, with help from UK Trade & Investment.