Medical engineering recruitment, training, and project consultancy company, the Medical Room, develops its business in Australia with help from UKTI.
UKTI works with imaging solution company e2v to win business on Russian space project.
28.11.13 CareGo wins first contract in the UK
Though introductions and targeted advice, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has helped logistics firm CareGo establish its business in the UK, and sign its first deal with Peel Ports in Liverpool.
UKTI East of England helps gas analyser company EMT win business in the United States.
27.11.13 UKTI helps GEM sparkle in India
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) helped Global Education Management Ltd to secure three Memoranda of Understanding and begin work with several educational institutions in India.
Former first class cricketer and City Cricket Academy Director Don Bhagawati tells how the Leicester-based enterprise is expanding its programme of International Developmental tours with the assistance of several of UKTI’s export support programmes.
26.11.13 Joined-up support from UKTI
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), its in-country teams and regional partners helped Art Equity to set up its London Headquarters and are now supporting the Australian company’s onward expansion to Singapore.
26.11.13 Inline for success in Turkey
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has helped Leeds-based Cosmetics Company, Inline Health and Beauty, to find customers and establish its brands in Turkey.
Aircraft hangar door company Jewers uses UKTI services to help develop its export business.
Two businesswomen from Essex are gearing up for worldwide success as international demand grows for their innovative range of children’s products, sold exclusively online.
Churchill’s Confectionery works closely with UKTI East to revitalise and extend the confectioner’s presence in international markets.
A Cornish company specialising in swimwear for babies and children has seen a dramatic increase in export sales to the USA after joining forces with UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) team of export advisers.
South West businesses are being given a unique opportunity to gain advice on how to do business with Indonesia at a webinar this month.
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) South West is urging the region’s architects to consider the potential of overseas work.
Wilks Rubber Plastics secures a new business contract worth thousands in China with help from UKTI.
UKTI South East regional trade director celebrates export success of European Technology Development.
A Worthing firm, that started life in a spare room 30 years ago, have announced global sales of £4 million.
Local businesses are being given the opportunity to gain advice on how to do business with Mexico at a seminar in Taunton this month.
14.11.13 Developing China’s Potential
UKTI's Export Market Research Service helps learning and development solutions company OnTrack International formulate its strategy for the Chinese market.
As the battle to tackle childhood obesity continues, a successful Buckinghamshire-based food company is discovering a global appetite for its range of Kiddylicious tasty, healthy snacks with help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
Ahead of UK Trade & Investment’s ‘Export Week’, award-winning law firm Sherrards Solicitors LLP give their top tips for exporters.
Online retailer Universal Textiles sells winter clothing to the UK, France, USA and Germany. The growing company has a longstanding and successful relationship with UKTI, most recently forging a valuable partnership with a footwear supplier, generating sales of more than £500,000.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) supported Renishaw with its inauguration event at its new offices in Monterrey, Mexico, helping the global company to attract important guests and secure high profile media coverage for its new venture.
07.11.13 Breaking ground in Mexico
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helped construction and mining equipment distributor AREAL CE to hit the ground running in Mexico.
Through its Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS),UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helped Surface Technology International to find a local partner in Brisbane, Australia.
UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme (EMRS) helps digital agency MintTwist develop its business overseas.
01.11.13 Baltics boost for North East firms
The Baltics has proved to be a boon for North East firms exploring export potential in Lithuania.
Sonya Winner Studio designs and produces vibrant contemporary statement rugs and more than half of sales revenue comes from online sales.
South West firms are being offered an insight into a world of opportunities right on their doorstep as UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) hosts Export Week next month.
Businesses in the West of England are invited to learn more about exciting business opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe at a free event in South Gloucestershire this month.
Businesses in the South West are invited to learn more about exciting business opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe at a free event in Ilminster this month.
A Lincolnshire firm has stacked up a contract win which will see it export more than £1.1m worth of pallet racking to Ethiopia.
UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme (EMRS) helped customised tapes and accessories company Le Mark develop their business in the United States
09.10.13 Explore Export
A world of opportunities on your doorstep during Export Week.
A Loughborough University professor is set to help local entrepreneurs take their first steps into overseas trade.
08.10.13 Sweet City Delights in the Big Apple
It is said ‘whatever your dream is you can realise it in New York City’.
04.10.13 Finding new markets for used books
UKTI helped World of Books Wholesale fund its attendance at the Beijing International Book Fair and set up meetings with potential new customers.
UKTI London helps folk act Skinny Lister break into new markets.
Made and marketed by Cambridge Manufacturing Company Ltd, Cambridge Weight Plan (CWP) is sold by more than 2500 Consultants in the UK.
Logistics firm, Claridon Group, becomes the first privately owned British company to establish an office in Burma.
Brazilian and European qualified lawyer, Vitoria Nabas, set up her law firm in London in 2004.
Based in Oxford, Roger Harrop has over 25 years’ experience leading international businesses, from small start-ups to multinationals.
British company Datix has partnered with Australian software vendor PowerHealth Solutions to sell and install Datix’s patient safety software in Australia and New Zealand, to meet the growing demand for patient safety in this region.
UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme helped the company to enter the US market, with dramatic results
Britplas developed an innovative window for hospitals that provides full light and airflow and solves issues such as patient escape and the passing of contraband.
11.09.13 Interested in joining the Network?
UK Trade & Investment has carefully selected the third party organisations that have already been invited to join the UK Advisory Network. Members have been selected in key business sectors for their pivotal role in Inward Investment.
London-based Cyclehoop used UKTI’s Export Communications Review to grow online interest in their company and increase web hits and sales.
UKTI have helped this skin camouflage company to set up clinics and training services in Australia, establish successful working relationships with a well-known surgeon and introduce the Varama brand into the Australian market.
Newcastle firm has export success all wrapped up.
In 2010, the company embarked on a major drive to further develop its exports, improve and expand its distributor base.
Holy Trinity International School (HTIS) in Kidderminster runs a selection of student exchange programmes.
Headquartered in New York, SME provides branding and design solutions. Seeking access to the variety of sports and competitions in Europe and around the world, the company decided to open an office in the UK.
VoteMyLink is an online platform that allows people to post links to web content and invite feedback, as well as voting on links posted by other people.
With its Head Office based in West London, Ultra Electronics offers innovative specialist solutions to the defence & aerospace, security & cyber, transport and energy sectors.
Established in Central London in 2009, Alacrita offers strategic, due diligence and operational support for businesses in the life sciences sector.
Merlin Glass in Cornwall uses traditional methods of glassmaking to produce a range of products, from vases to exquisite glass knobs.
Steps Drama Learning Development (Steps) creates innovative and award-winning role-play and interactive theatre programmes.
A world-beating Bristol company is working with UK Trade and Industry (UKTI) to achieve international success with a range of unique products.
MyHairDressers.com is a subscription-based service providing online training for hairdressers.
Stroud-based Green Gourmet has created a range of frozen, hand-held snacks that can be reheated in an aeroplane oven, without losing their taste or quality.
29.08.13 Fired Up about exporting to China
Fired Up Corporation is a Huddersfield-born global manufacturer of products for the home improvement and hospitality industries.
28.08.13 Secure in the market
Having worked with Control Risks in locations around the world, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) hosted events at the British Residence to help launch the UK company’s annual publication RiskMap
Racing Blue’s patented horse feed supplement STORM® helps delay fatigue in racing horses by counteracting the effect of lactic acid build-up in their muscles. The company was founded in 2010 when it brought STORM® to market.
15.08.13 Korean catch for Crab Company
International Sales have soared for a South Devon seafood company since it started exporting to new markets in the Far East
After researching overseas markets, Regent Engineering decided to target the Nordics, a relatively small market with a widespread use of English in business.
13.08.13 AECOM expands in Brazil
Global design and management consultancy AECOM develop key business relationships which have now led to over 12 new contracts.
12.08.13 Kaman – Investing in India
The Kaman Corporation employs over 5000 people, in over 250 locations around the world. In July 2008, the corporation acquired Brookhouse Holdings, a British manufacturer of carbon and glass fibre parts for the aerospace and defence industries.
A West London-based television graphics and application design firm is forecasting further growth after securing a contract worth £85,000 with a Norwegian TV station, one year after working with the BBC on the Olympic 2012 coverage.
UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme helped Purple Line understand the US camping and touring market
Simple and highly effective management systems developed by Equas Ltd have helped hundreds of organisations to improve their efficiency and achieve internationally recognised standards
Having supplied shutters to the Olympic Stadium for the London Games, HDS has sought to leverage this involvement to win new business in similar events around the world.
Australian company Westfield has a portfolio of 100 high quality regional shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand, the US and the UK, valued together at over £38.45 billion.
A Norwich company specialising in all types of polythene packaging has bagged some new contracts overseas after working with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to increase their exports.
A specialist oak frame design and construction company is attracting worldwide attention for its products with help from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
An innovative Hertfordshire photography firm has come top of the class, after rapidly developing to become one of the largest school photographers in the United Arab Emirates, with help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
Marine construction specialists, Proserve, used the Export Marketing Research Scheme to determine their strategy in Brazil and Argentina
05.08.13 County Durham firm eyes new markets
A County Durham firm specialising in “blue room” technology has its eye on new overseas markets with the help of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
London-based Latin America law specialists, Nabas Legal International Lawyers, has expanded into Colombia and widened its Brazilian operations on the back of their role in the Olympic 2012 Games.
02.08.13 TVS expanding into India
UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) introductions to businesses in India have helped ICT company TVS to sign on new clients and establish two new offices.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has helped UK luxury fashion brand DELADA secure a showroom and agent in Italy.
UK Scientists develop laser technology for HiLASE and Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) projects in the Czech Republic.
One local company that supplied to the Games, Worcestershire firm Pendragon Presentation Packaging, is looking to have overseas sales all wrapped up, with some help from UK Trade & Investment.
Whitley Bay-based company Gibber has taken its first steps into international markets thanks to support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
23.07.13 Healthy exports to the US, naturally
Hilton Herbs boosted the appeal of their herbal products for animals to the American market by using the Export Marketing Research Scheme
A Kent company that produces realistic artificial candles has an even brighter future, after clinching sales worth more than £2.5m in Europe, thanks to help from local export experts, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
A contract worth £140,000 have ‘putt’ an Essex golf course design company on the map, with help from government export body UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
18.07.13 Sporting behaviour
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helped UK company 4global to see the potential of growing its business internationally and has supported the company’s expansion through the London Olympics and beyond.
18.07.13 Right on track
Award-winning Dutch train and bus operator Abellio is enjoying great success in the UK. The company has developed a strong relationship with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), which has provided support along the way
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has helped the Malaysian consortium that is redeveloping the Battersea Power Station site to promote its first ever investment into the UK.
18.07.13 Teaming Up with UKTI
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) helped US branding experts SME to set up offices in London. The UK subsidiary rebranded as Teamup is now growing internationally in its own right.
18.07.13 Mace Group
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has provided support to Mace over the years, as it leverages its experience on projects like the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to grow its business internationally.
18.07.13 Seeing success
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) supports IndigoVision as it is broadening its business into new markets, and has helped the company to secure work with the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.
12.07.13 Access BDD lifts off in Hungary
Teeside-based accessibility products manufacturer wins business in Hungary with help from UKTI Budapest.
10.07.13 Brush up on your exhibition skills
Firms across the North East are being offered the chance to brush up on their exhibiting skills at one of a series of Exhibition Masterclasses.
UKTI Vienna helps Black Country technical college identify a partner in Austria and apply for EU Comenius funds.
The Export Marketing Research Scheme has helped professional services firm adbi plan a strategy and win business in Kuwait
IMS Research - now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) - used the Export Marketing Research Scheme to achieve export success in the United States
The South East’s best exporters gathered in London this month to celebrate their Queen’s Awards and to support UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) exporting challenge.
A Westcountry company which has invented a device to help reduce tyre noise is celebrating a big increase in export orders following help from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
The Prime Minister has championed and Essex-based business as an example of a company thriving in fast-growing markets abroad.
26.06.13 Badge maker takes on Europe
Stamford-based Enterprise Products is building sales of their badge-making products across Europe with help from UKTI.
Essex-based motorsport wiring loom manufacturer DC Electronics achieves meteoric growth in the US market with help from UKTI.
UKTI East of England helps handmade glass furniture maker Greenapple develop its export strategy and access key markets in Europe.
An Ipswich mother, whose business idea was born as a result of her experiences on a family holiday, is enjoying worldwide success with her innovative travel product thanks to assistance from UK Trade and Investment.
18.06.13 Sending the gift of love worldwide
Talented designer Helen Dyson had 30 years experience in advertising and graphics when she decided to launch a greetings card collection. With her keen eye for photography, art and illustration, she has turned Dyson Design Cards into a leading publisher of greeting cards, stationery and gifts with a global marketplace.
Wherever you are in the world, delivering natural gas is a critical function with clear hazards if things go wrong. Being able to offer reliability to this market is one reason for the success of AVK UK, market leaders in valves for gas supply systems. When AVK UK began to look abroad to emerging gas and utilities markets, they naturally turned to UKTI for help.
18.06.13 Reviewing London
UK Trade & Investment helped Indian start-up Zomato.com launch its first UK site with key introductions to professional services providers. In just three months, the company has attracted hundreds of thousands of users.
13.06.13 Learning about learning in Brazil
UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme helped the University of East Anglia-based INTO UEA successfully recruit from Brazil
With the help and support of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) UK company Haymarket Media Group is breaking new ground as its gadget magazine Stuff becomes the first major brand of its kind to enter the Burmese market.
11.06.13 Nomad Digital Ltd
Already the biggest name in the world in providing WiFi connections to railway passengers, Nomad Digital has set its sights on being a key player in the Japanese market.
11.06.13 PA Consulting Group
The front-end IT innovation of the PA Consulting Group combined with Japanese firms' ability to perfect technology and then manufacture high-quality products makes Japan at present a small but potentially very important market for the UK-based company.
11.06.13 BIDBI (Bag It Don’t Bin It)
From a coverted factory in the heart of Sheffield, BIDBI has found success in fashion-conscious Japan thanks to the assistance of the British Embassy’s UK Trade & Investment team in Tokyo
iCareHealth was set up in Australia in 2002 to help organise the many aspects of social and domiciliary care and cut down on the amount of time carers spend doing paperwork.
The Export Communications Review has provided MandOS Ltd. Of Aberdeen with advice which has informed not just their communications, but their overall business strategy
Three craft breweries from the South West are giving thirsty Americans and Canadians their first taste of Westcountry beer.
As latest quarterly statistics reveal US trade worth £1.62billion to South East exporters Sussex PR firm Wildwood Public Relations wins contract with Los Angeles based Marshall Electronics to provide campaign for major European trade event.
UKTI help UK’s leading provider of voltage optimisation technology powerPerfector successfully build its overseas business.
A groundbreaking UK health product, Timesulin, is benefitting people living with diabetes in more than 45 countries, with help from UKTI.
04.06.13 Playful learning
UK Trade & Investment has helped London-based Little Bridge World to establish a strong position in numerous Central and South American countries for its innovative English language software and site
04.06.13 Raising the roof
St-Helens-based Kalzip is one of the world’s leading roofing and building envelope companies, and has installed more than 100 million square metres of cladding all over the world since 1968.
04.06.13 Green shoots
Advice and practical help from UK Trade & Investment helped Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture to increase the country’s export of seed potatoes to Egypt
A group of South West companies are pooling their knowledge and resources in a successful drive for new export orders.
The economic slowdown prompted Green Energy Options (geo) to successfully use UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme to identify new markets and opportunities further afield
30.05.13 Pinnacle RE-Tec Ltd
Pinnacle RE-Tec Ltd is the first North East-based SME to benefit from UK Export Finance’s Bond Support Scheme, allowing the company to take on a new export contract worth over £700,000
BCS-Autobox used UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme to understand the dynamics of the Japanese market and make a successful strategy for market entry
29.05.13 Healthy Expansion
UK Trade & Investment helped Australian software company iCareHealth grow its business in the UK, assisting it with the purchase of a UK-based software company with a similar profile.
A West Sussex business has revealed spectacular sales growth of over 75% in the last year, with help from a huge contract win in Russia, and support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) South East and HSBC.
UK Trade and Investment in Guangzhou supported the agreement between Anderen Ltd and Food Hospitality World (FHW China) to promote UK food and drink companies to South China market through the show.
23.05.13 Labels4Kids wins busines via the web
UKTI’s Export Communications Review provided Labels4Kids with a plan for an improved website with international impact
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has helped a Gloucestershire games inventor to secure a number of lucrative contracts Down Under.
A Westcountry based designer and manufacturer of slings for the healthcare industry is celebrating a big increase in export orders following help from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).
21.05.13 Being Nosey in China
UKTI's Export Marketing Research Scheme helps 4fx Healthcare increase its international sales.
21.05.13 Powering up
With the help of UK Trade & Investment, a seminar by global consulting firm, Parsons Brinckerhoff, in Nairobi, Kenya raised the firm’s profile and strengthened its reputation with local stakeholders.
A London design and software firm has won a three-year contract worth almost £400,000 ($4.8m HKD) to design and deliver the website for one of the world’s biggest cultural developments with help and support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
UK Trade and Investment in Guangzhou supported Chelsea Football Club’s contract signing with Guangzhou R&F Football Club to opening a football school in Meizhou, Guangdong province, China.
A Hampshire professor has been named as a top '1000 Talent' by the Chinese Government, it has been announced during a visit by Lewis Scott, Regional Director for UKTI South East, during UKTI's Export Week-High Growth Markets.
14.05.13 Laying foundations
Having helped Morphun to find distributors for its educational products in several markets, UK Trade & Investment arranged meetings for the company during the Gulf Educational Supplies & Solutions Show in Dubai.
Two cities in China are set to be based on Milton Keynes, after a local firm announced a design contract worth half a million pounds, following initial help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) South East.
10.05.13 Lifting exports to Germany
Contact Attachments used the Export Communications Review to review their website and develop a strong customer base in Germany
An education specialist company whose online maths aid is helping educate pupils across Thailand - thanks to help from UKTI - is urging others to tie up success in this high-growth market.
UKTI has helped Julia Damassa’s one-woman business Story Shapes to export to the far corners of the world, working in schools in Nigeria and India. Now approaching her fifth year in business, Julia’s company has ambition aplenty - to transform education as we know it.
The research uses case studies to investigate the impact of UKTI’s support in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and assesses the extent of the economic benefits, including spillover effects.
25.04.13 Going from strength to strength
Continuing support from UK Trade & Investment’s in-country teams and Defence & Security Organisation has helped Essex-based company Hidden Technology to increase its international profile and secure millions of pounds of export business.
25.04.13 Playing the global game
Thanks to support from UK Trade & Investment, Australian company Tinyme has enjoyed a quick and smooth launch in the West Midlands.
25.04.13 Secure, interoperable communications
Start-up communications company, ARL Comms, has created the Emergency Area Radio Link (EARL), an interoperable, rapidly deployable and cost effective communications system for sharing intelligence and collaborating during emergency situations.
24.04.13 Presenting to Mexico
Joining a UK Trade & Investment Trade Mission to Mexico gave UK company Dalebrook the opportunity to make and cement business connections that resulted in £90,000 worth of new business
UKTI's the Export Marketing Research Scheme helps international sales and finance film company Bankside effectively research the US market and determine an appropriate business strategy.
UKTI’s Export Communications Review provided food manufacturer Sharpham Park with a means to communicate with export enquirers and maintain relationships
18.04.13 Thinking a step ahead
UKTI’s Export Communications Review helped experienced exporters P3 Medical Limited focus on their goals and provided them with a specific and clear communications plan
Salford University's deal to run a film making study tour for LSPR students grew out of UKTI North West’s mission to Indonesia in 2010 when UKTI staff made contact with LSPR Jakarta and established their interest in working with UK universities.
16.04.13 IT investment
BT recently opened its global shared service facility in Malaysia with UKTI playing a significant role in supporting BT and helping with publicity.
16.04.13 A strong handle on the future
UKTI’s Export Communications Review provided Liam and Carol Carey of Merlin Glass with the tools to implement a world class website and app, which is paying dividends
08.04.13 Fashion forward
Debenhams opened its third store in Malaysia in November.
UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) East Midlands' finance adviser has helped over 100 local companies overcome the barriers to export finance and insurance since taking up the new post almost a year ago.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released two reports on the potential of harnessing energy from wave and tidal resources in U.S. waters.
Consultants Working Week take British Retailers and Brands overseas and assist Eastern European Retailers and Brands to develop and establish over here. Meeting new prospects through UKTI’s introductory service has been a significant factor in their development and success.
08.04.13 Profits in potholes
UKTI helps Tamworth based Instarmac expand into Malaysian market.
Ibonhart’s bread packaging and slicing machinery has revived its fortunes in Russia and grown its share in surrounding markets too, with help from the Export Marketing Research Scheme
Regular make up isn’t always effective at covering the discolouration that results from skin trauma caused by incidents such as fire, assault, chemical and firework injuries. But a cover cream range created by UK company Varama provides tailor-made coverage to suit every skin tone.
03.04.13 A sum greater than its parts
UK Trade & Investment’s Defence & Security Organisation suggested that UK SMEs form a consortium and jointly pursue export opportunities. The group that resulted, Ballistic Tool Kit (BTK), now has 40 members
A Westcountry company that designs and produces products to encourage wildlife is finding valuable new overseas markets for its goods.
It’s not hard to understand why the annual UKTI fashion mission to Japan is over-subscribed year after year. With London retaining its ‘fashionable capital of the world’ title and Japan’s hunger for western styles, Japan and the UK are made for each other.
22.03.13 A material world
Advice and networking help from UK Trade & Investment enabled outdoor fabric specialists Marina Mill to find a distributor in the Italian super-yacht market.
22.03.13 Clear the air
UKTI’s knowledge of the Russian market and its networking skills helped mechanical filter makers Filtermist find a distributor for its range of industrial oil mist extractors.
22.03.13 Footsure takes first steps to export
A Gloucester safety footwear business has taken its first steps into lucrative export markets, leading to major new orders and investment.
21.03.13 Coasting into Europe
UK Trade & Investment helped Absolute Distributors with its UK expansion. The Australian company is now fulfilling orders from across the UK and Europe, from its new distribution centre in Southampton.
21.03.13 Building on Australasian Success
Britain consistently ranks as one of the world’s leading destinations for investment and Australian companies, like IP Payments, are increasingly looking to the UK to do business.
20.03.13 Facilitating facilities management
UK Trade & Investment has helped FSI (FM Solutions) select Connexxion as its Australian delivery partner, to support the company’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific market.
Having spent the past 27 years honing their skills helping emergency services to plan resources in the UK, a specialist Reading firm has now secured a contract to apply this knowledge to services in Canada.
19.03.13 Time to test the US waters
As the US dips a toe in the offshore wind market, it can learn a lot from an old friend on the other side of the pond.
A small Kent firm have clinched a lucrative order worth £230,000 for their mobile solar-powered product which will have an immediate impact on the lives of thousands of people in rural communities across Ghana, with help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
14.03.13 Journey of discovery
The construction industry has experienced hard times over the past few years, but B & K Structures has weathered the storm with profit increasing year on year. UKTI helped the company explore options for trading abroad
Export growth is brewing for a Northumberland drinks firm, Fentimans with the help of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
Find out how UKTI has helped IMS Research exhibit its market research and consultancy services at tradeshows across the world.
07.03.13 Life is sweet in Asia
Andy Jones, Export Manager at Chambers British Confectionery and Fine Foods, shares his experiences of taking traditional British confectionery to Asia and the lessons he’s learnt along the way
06.03.13 Sharpened for success in Singapore
Anne Wilson, managing director of Numill, a precision engineering company based in Sheffield, shares her story of exploring new opportunities in Singapore and her aspirations to grow business through exports to Asia.
A Darlington firm has shown it has the right chemistry for global growth after winning a string of new overseas orders with the help of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
25.02.13 Powering ahead in the Philippines
Simon Best, Group Managing Director of STI International, tells the story of how this Hampshire-based contract electronics manufacturer has gained a foothold in Asia and established a manufacturing plant in the Philippines.
A Birmingham-based record label and artists’ management company has been impressing the music industry state-side with support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
When Swiss company Zuhlke came to its next wave of expansion in the UK, UK Trade & Investment helped pave the way to success by informing on new visa regulations for highly qualified software engineers from non-EU countries.
21.02.13 Connecting business
UBM is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser. To ensure it retains this position it has recently set up five new offices: in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines and two in Vietnam.
Devon-based Dartington Crystal is expanding its operations following a successful export drive in China and South Korea.
15.02.13 Building business in China
PRP Architects (PRP) was set up in London in 1963, and has since grown to become the sixth largest architectural practice in the UK.
A Gateshead firm specialising in home and lifestyle adaptations for people with disabilities is awash with success in China after launching an office in Shanghai.
12.02.13 Designs on China
Geoff McCormick, Director of Alloy, a Surrey-based design and innovation consultancy, shares his insights into doing business in China and how the market has changed over the last decade.
07.02.13 A breath of fresh air in Asia
John Jones, managing director of Caernarfon-based PPM Technology Ltd, has been doing business in Asia for over a decade. Here he shares his insights and experiences of managing distributors in China.
06.02.13 On track to safer railways worldwide
The secret to export success in the rail sector is, appropriately enough, making connections. UKTI helped rail defect detection specialist, Sperry Rail, to find contacts in Europe, and to get face to face with prospects at overseas exhibitions
UKTI has helped Stephen Clark’s business, Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd, reach out to global markets. With health and safety rising up the agenda in countries around the world, the company’s evacuation equipment is producing healthy export sales.
30.01.13 Protecting assets in Asia
Stuart Adams, Partner at Rouse & Co International LLP, a specialist IP business, has been representing international clients in Asia for the last 19 years.
UKTI South West helps air traffic management consultancy Think Research develop its business overseas.
24.01.13 A Whizz in Thailand
Richard Marett, co-founder and CEO of Whizz Education tells us how his company this year will see its award-winning online tutoring and digital education products used in schools across Thailand.
23.01.13 Sellers Engineering
In 2009, Sellers Engineering started working with UK Trade & Investment to grow its export business.
23.01.13 Passport to success
The powerful combination of dogged determination, expert advice from UKTI and an exporting kick start from the Passport to Export programme has led Nottinghamshire based Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies from strength to strength.
Flextraction’s export sales have gone from zero to 15 per cent of turnover since the company began working with UKTI. The Leicestershire manufacturer’s dust and fume extractors are installed in workplaces in France and Germany
21.01.13 Shaping the future in Asia
Peter Dickin, Marketing Manager from six-time Queen’s Award winning Birmingham-based Delcam shares his insights for success in Asia
18.01.13 Soaring to new heights
Assistance by the UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) led FB Heliservices to secure a major contract training aircrews in the Albanian military.
18.01.13 Badge maker takes on Europe
Since taking over Enterprise Products five years ago, husband and wife team Andrew and Philippa Vear have doubled the company’s turnover. With the help of UKTI, their ambition is to build sales of their badge-making products across Europe.
15.01.13 Doing the Wright thing in Asia
Mark Nodder, Group Managing Director of Wrights Group Ltd., tells the story of how Asia is really driving business for the Ballymena based company.
UKTI have helped Dr Nik Kotecha’s pharmaceutical business to more than double its overseas sales in the past six years. Working with UKTI, he has won and delivered large tenders and widened his knowledge of overseas markets.
A Wearside firm specialising in water storing polymer technology and applications for the environmental protection and horticulture industries has been sowing the seeds for export growth with the help of UKTI.
07.01.13 The perfect mix
UKTI has coordinated much of Statiflo International’s ambitious expansion plans across several continents. When the company needed a new distributor in Italy, UKTI streamlined the process.
03.01.13 Setting up in South Africa
UK Trade & Investment’s networking functions helped ACO International meet relevant contacts as it established its new South African headquarters.
The Loake family began their exporting journey in 1914, manufacturing boots for the British and Russian Armies. Today, with support from UKTI, Loake shoes are export all over the world.
UKTI has helped Simon Palfreyman’s small family business, Mohdoh, to expand sales and showcase products globally. From an idea that began on a kitchen table with a few friends as customers, the business now makes 95 per cent of its sales overseas.
A Tyneside creative marketing agency has taken up the global growth challenge with the help of UKTI and has already won more than £100,000 of new business.
17.12.12 Sizzling in South East Asia
With his premier sausage range flying off the shelves across Asia, Charles Baughan, Managing Director of Devon-based Westaway Sausages shares his insights into doing business in Asia and tells how they became the first European importer of Meat Products to Japan for 50 years!
12.12.12 A headstart for a bright future
Mark Butcher’s business has gone from strength to strength worldwide since he enlisted the help of the Export Marketing Research Scheme
11.12.12 All that glitters…
Sam Ubhi has been producing edgy yet classic jewellery for 25 years. Trade shows have always played a major role in making sure that international buyers are familiar with the company’s products.
10.12.12 Home grown
UK Trade & Investment met only once with Kelly Edwards Skincare. More than 10 months later, UKTI remembered Kelly and her company when Singapore distributor Glamogirl was looking for fresh UK brands.
07.12.12 Warming up overseas
UKTI was able to forge a partnership between the Met Office and German energy systems company, Load & Energy Management, helping them to negotiate for a joint project in Germany.
04.12.12 Highland fashion
An invitation from UK Trade & Investment for Jaggy Nettle to join The Green Closet at Milan Fashion Week opened up a host of business contacts for the Scottish fashion company.
04.12.12 Say cheese!
UK Trade & Investment has helped cheese processor Prima Cheese find new customers and expand its business in the United Arab Emirates.
International Trade spells success for Haydock firm with $6 million order
30.11.12 Debugging Asia
James Leslie, Business Development Director of Conidia Bioscience based in Surrey tells us how the company has brought technology for the rapid testing of microbial contamination in fuel to Singapore and Malaysia, and is now developing wider business across South East Asia.
With the help of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the University of Nottingham has now established a branch office in Ghana, their first in Africa.
A pioneering bike share company based in Newcastle is pedalling its way to export growth with the help of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
26.11.12 Making connections
Joining a UKTI trade mission to the United Nations and International Red Cross in Geneva gave Cargo Link Express the opportunity to make connections that have already brought in new business.
Creative communications studio Knifedge is to open a new office in Shanghai in January 2013, following a series of successful trade missions to China, organised by the IVCA and UKTI.
16.11.12 Setting up in Singapore
Craig Watson, Strategy Director at fst, a Buckinghamshire-based creative agency tells us about setting up an office in Singapore, and what he’s learnt along the way.
15.11.12 Securing a stable future
How surveillance solutions company, Tellemachus working in partnership with UK Trade & Investment Yorkshire and the British Embassies meet key contacts and resellers in Europe and Asia
15.11.12 Export sales in bloom
Sunflower Medical Furniture approached UKTI Yorkshire to find new customers and expand their global reach on the world’s stage. Since then, their products are now being sold to the Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, Nigeria and Ghana.
15.11.12 SHE knows where it’s at!
Safety Health & Environment company develops overseas business in Oman & Dubai. With help from UKTI Yorkshire, the company has bid for a £4million contract in Oman and has grown the export capacity of the business.
14.11.12 Venturing abroad
York based business simulation software teaching resource, SimVenture grow its business internationally to tap into huge global customer base in Mexico. Working with UKTI Yorkshire, they are now looking to develop new business in India.
14.11.12 Trading fairly overseas
Fairtrade and organic cotton based clothing company in Settle, achieve international success whilst staying true to the Piccalilly Way. UK Trade & Investment’s Passport to Export develops significant business increase overseas.
08.11.12 Vapour Trail
Market advice and networking help from UK Trade & Investment has helped steam engineering company Spirax Sarco to expand its operations in Mexico
UKTI’s Export Marketing Research Scheme helped the company to plan, and capitalise on, Japanese success
29.10.12 Urban Front US Sales
Urban Front Ltd, British Designer & Manufacturerof Contemporary Steel Reinforced Doors, Announces US Sales Representation & New ‘c Range’
24.10.12 Powering through
How International Trade has allowed YorPower to expand its international business aspirations in over 60 countries worldwide.
16.10.12 Warner Bros
Warner Bros. Entertainment, the global entertainment company specialising in film, television and videogames, has been a long-term investor in the UK’s world-class creative sector.
The UK film industry is the place to be, according to Audiomotion, Europe’s leading motion capture service provider.
16.10.12 The Pinewood Studios Group
Few can beat the Pinewood Studios Group when it comes to flying the flag for the UK film industry.
16.10.12 Double Negative
Visual effects (VFX) house Double Negative is a stand-out example of all that is GREAT about the UK film industry.
02.10.12 Protecting Hong Kong
Thanks to introductions and support from UK Trade & Investment’s Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI DSO), advanced surveillance provider Digital Barriers is expanding on its relationships and presence in Hong Kong.
25.09.12 Welcome to Japan from Sue Kinoshita
A personal message from Sue Kinoshita, Marketing Director, UKTI Japan
19.09.12 Holding back Asian flood waters
Patricia Freshwater, commercial director of Global Flood Defence Systems (GDFS) shares her insights into setting up a distribution network to meet demand for its flood protection products in Asia.
10.09.12 Detangling the Asia market
Shaun Pulfrey, inventor of Tangle Teezer, shares his secrets for doing business in Asia and tells how home-shopping channels have generated an explosion of sales in Taiwan and China
04.09.12 Pro² manoeuvres into India
Simon Poole, managing director of Kent-based Pro² tells the story of how his professional driver service company found its very first export market in India.
With the help of the Entrepreneurs Visa, Russian businessman Sergey Dunyushin has gained fast access to global markets by setting up in UK
28.05.12 Colt Group Ltd
Colt Group taps the demand for sustainable building technologies in the Hong Kong and Singapore smoke control, performance louvre and solar shading markets
28.05.12 Paul Davis + Partners
Paul Davis + Partners (PDP) combines quality design and sound environmental principles in the Hong Kong and Tokyo architecture consultancy markets.
28.05.12 Immersive Education
Immersive Education invests in people to build on its recent European export successes and to turn towards Singapore’s e-learning market
Pearson to bring its “WriteToLearn” online automated essay and summary marking engine to the Singaporean government’s Future School @ Singapore project.
28.05.12 Serious Games Institute
The Serious Games Institute (SGI) partners with the Media Development Authority (MDA) in Singapore to develop of a new centre of excellence.
28.05.12 Novauris Technologies
Novauris’s Advanced Speech Recognition (ASR) technologies “smart enable” mobile phones and electronic devices in Hong Kong and Singapore
Evaluation of support UKTI has provided to increase inward investment in the UK.
26.01.12 No opportunity wasted in China
Alan Peel of UK company Altek shares his secrets and insights for business success in Asia.
26.01.12 Designs on India
Jacqueline Beckingham, Design Director of UK company Benoy, shares her secrets and insights for business success in India.
26.01.12 The power of talent in Vietnam
Paul Smith, executive chairman of UK company Harvey Nash Outsourcing, shares his secrets and insights for business success in Vietnam.
Simon Northrop of UK company M&C Energy Group, shares his secrets and insights for business success in Asia.
26.01.12 Reach for the stars
Mike Andrews, CFO of UK company Global Immersion, shares his secrets and insights for business success in Asia.
26.01.12 Fired Up in China
Richard Kaye, CEO of UK company Fired Up Corporation Ltd, shares his secrets and insights for business success in China
13.01.12 Steps to India
Robbie Swales, Director of Steps tells his story and shares his secrets of breaking into India
16.12.11 Full steam ahead in Asia
Paul Hussey, CEO from UK company Strix, shares his secrets and insights for business success in Asia
23.08.11 Marketing Magic
Through various support programmes, UK Trade & Investment is helping The Wand Company to bring its real life magic wand to consumers in Japan, Hong Kong and beyond.
21.06.11 Cheil Worldwide advertising
Having acquired a 49 per cent stake in Beattie McGuinness Bungay at the end of 2008, South Korean advertising agency Cheil Worldwide has since supported the London-based advertising agency in growing its global business.
The research uses case studies to investigate the impact of UKTI's support in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and assess the extent of the economic benefits, including spillover effects.