Thursday, 25 Apr 2013
How we can help
UK Trade & Investment is the national government agency that offers free support and independent advice to foreign companies looking to invest or locate in the UK.
Our extensive network of experienced sector and location consultants will provide market information, location guidance and practical help getting your UK operation up and running.
Once you are established, UKTI will remain available to your operation, helping you grow and access export markets from your UK base.
Our investment location services are independent, highly professional and free of charge.
Supporting your location choice
Detailed and authoritative information, backed up by critical market insight are the cornerstone of our service.
To help you navigate the large and varied economy of the UK and find the ideal location for your project we compile and deliver factual reports on key decision drivers such as; market access, availability of skills, centres of excellence, regulatory information, property and labour cost comparisons.
Our ability to provide an authoritative whole UK view using comparative location data from internationally recognised sources ensures you have the best data available from a single source.
We also understand the importance of an effective network of contacts in embedding and facilitating foreign investment.
Though our existing programmes and relationships we will introduce you to key business enablers such as local authorities, incentives specialists, R&D experts, planning advisers, university and innovation partners or business networks.
Our approach to location advisory work, and the independent data sources we rely on, mirror the approach taken by leading private sector site selection consultants.
Speeding you to market
Once you have decided on a location, our service and partner networks will help you get up and running in the shortest possible time by helping you find office space, register your firm, provide introductions to relevant professional services firms and give guidance on visas, accommodation, staff relocation and recruitment services.
Navigating you through government
Whatever the size of your business, strategic investments may involve detailed financial assessments, government incentives and could necessitate discussions with planning, industry and regulatory bodies. UKTI will help you find your way to the right contacts and stakeholders and help you guide your project through national and local government working as your single point of contact. You can also contact the where you will find business professionals who can advise you on specific or local needs. Examples would include specific tax planning, property solutions, legal and IP advisory, banking and financing organisations and a host of other private sector providers who we have selected to support our clients.
Our investment location services are independent, highly professional and free of charge. For specific help setting up in the UK or for help mapping your business ambitions to the UK please contact the UKTI Investment Services Team through our .