Friday, 10 Jun 2011
Introducing the Global Infrastructure team
UK Trade and Investment’s Global Infrastructure and Cross Sector Projects team focuses on delivering initiatives, showcasing UK excellence in infrastructure, promoting UK strengths and capability and raising awareness of commercial opportunities in the infrastructure sector available to UK business internationally. Working with a wide range of partners, we focus on business opportunities which cut across different infrastructure sectors and aim to connect UK businesses to these major infrastructure opportunities globally and help position them to win business and get involved.
Through our programme of activities, we aim to:
Provide UK companies with information into global infrastructure opportunities which span sectors such as construction, mass transport, environment, water, global sports projects, finance/PPP and energy.
Help put your company in front of key international decision makers, influencers, policy makers, buyers and investors to learn more about these opportunities.
Deliver a comprehensive, accessible route to international opportunities, engaging UK business across the infrastructure value chain in the UK.
Inspire you and your company to grasp international opportunities through our programme of activities – seminars, inward missions, outward missions, events, presence at major exhibitions, specialist presentations, online events, business one-to-ones and clinics.
Profile the UK’s world-class sustainable infrastructure capability and expertise and highlight how UK companies are at the forefront of the global transition to a low carbon, resource efficient economy to international buyers and decision makers.
Infrastructure primarily covers:
Construction including roads; bridges; tunnels; dams; architecture; residential; industrial commercial buildings; green and intelligent buildings; regeneration; building products and services;
Mass Transport covering railways, ports and airports;
Environment and water including air pollution control, land contamination, waste to energy, waste management, water and waste water, environmental. monitoring and consultancy;
Global sports projects: focusing on opportunities for supplying major sporting events e.g. World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Olympics when held overseas.
These component parts of infrastructure link to a wide range of business sectors such as energy, information communications technology (ICT), finance and professional services, education and skills, creative industries and beyond.
UK Infrastructure Excellence
With the OECD estimating more than US $40 trillion could be spent on infrastructure projects worldwide up to 2030 the opportunities for UK companies in this global market are substantial. The UK is well placed to take advantage of this having built a reputation as a source of world-class expertise and capability in the planning, design, construction and delivery of infrastructure globally.
UK infrastructure companies are among the world leaders in master planning, consultancy, design, project management, engineering, low carbon and sustainable solutions, security and professional services (e.g. legal, insurance, PPP/PFI). The UK is also skilled at providing infrastructure project finance.
The UK also has a long-established leadership position in the planning, design, management and construction of low carbon, sustainable buildings and cities.
The UK has unrivalled expertise in delivering innovative major infrastructure projects from concept through to completion, working in partnership with local contractors and international consultancies, building on our strong capability and maximising world class technology.
UK expertise is at the heart of many of the world’s most prestigious and iconic infrastructure projects some of which have transformed the lives of people and business.
UKTI has worked with business to develop the UK Infrastructure Toolkit, created to enable the UK’s infrastructure sector to promote its resources and capabilities in a consistent and compelling way. So whether you’re part of UK Trade & Investment’s network or an individual UK business, you’ll find a range of tools and resources to enable you to employ and benefit from the UK’s global capability and reputation. It is not a rulebook but a resource of messages, evidence, insight, events and marketing tools to reinforce and boost your promotional activities internationally.