Building an awareness of the market opportunity and engaging in advance with business support experts in market is an important part of planning and developing any export strategy. To make it easier for you as an exporter, our approved international business network overseas are digitally accessible on Export Britain, Open to Export, UK Trade & Investment websites, social media, webinars and video conferences. Our overseas network can provide up to date market briefings and are readily available in the UK at least twice a year as well as helping to host overseas trade missions. This support will help you plan more effectively without incurring huge cost early on in the planning cycle.
Once you arrive in market our network are there to help you get set up with basic start up support. To make life easy, you will have access to business friendly spaces to hotdesk, network and access local business networks and informal mentoring opportunities should you want them. Our overseas network can help introduce you to useful local contacts such as agents and distributors, accountants, lawyers, advisory services, potential partners, translators, sector experts and access formal mentoring networks should you want or need them.
Once set up overseas, growing and maintaining your market share is often the priority. Our network can help you develop market opportunities and your physical presence to further penetrate the market and capture new business opportunities in secondary and regional cities. Support is also available to strengthen joint venture partnerships with local companies, launch new products and strengthen local marketing strategies, all of which are important at the next stage of your export journey.
Once you have grown and strengthened your market share, the next stage is to look into regional expansion to capture other regional market opportunities. Our overseas network can help you expand by making introductions to regional distributors, agents and other regional business networks including approved UK business networks in neighbouring markets.