NewsCase StudiesEvents

Plans for India network of British business centres unveiled

Also in the news...

Confined establishments in Great Britain

Lists of confined establishments in Great Britain, Jersey and the Isle of Man approved to export or move ungulates to the EU and Northern Ireland.

Republic of Belarus sanctions: guidance

Guidance on the Republic of Belarus (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

UK-New Zealand Joint Committee ministerial statement

Details of the Joint Committee held as part of the United Kingdom-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement on 8 May 2024.

Tips for Success in the German Market:

Avoiding Pitfalls and Understanding German Consumer Needs

UK-China Intellectual Property Newsletter

At the end of every month we publish a newsletter covering recent intellectual property (IP) developments in China.

Plans for India network of British business centres unveiled

Back to News

Plans to develop British business networks in high growth and emerging markets took a further step forward today.

Plans to develop British business networks in high growth and emerging markets took a further step forward today.

Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green convened a conference of representatives of 20 overseas business networks, UK business organisations and Local Enterprise Partnerships, the first of its kind. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is working with them to build stronger business-to-business support services in twenty priority markets.

The first £1.1 million business-led, pan-India network was announced today, led by the UK-India Business Council, with support from India-based British business groups.

By the end of March the government plans to have agreed partnerships with business groups in a quarter of the 20 markets, half by the end of April and the rest by the end of June.

Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green said:

Britain needs more businesses to get exporting to the fast growing nations of the world its a vital part of our plan for growth. But we need to make taking the first step into an offshore market much less challenging for small and medium-sized exporters.

British overseas business networks have traditionally not supported exporters to anywhere near the extent that our European and other major competitors have and we must close this gap. We need a vibrant network of British business groups supporting UK SMEs abroad, particularly in our priority markets.

The range of support offered by these networks will vary according business need and could include for instance mentoring, office space, familiarisation visits and market introductions.

gov.uk

You are not logged in!

Please login or register to ask our experts a question.

Login now or register.