International Business & London

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Mayor's Export Programme

Are you ready to go global? The Mayor's Export Programme offers 1-to-1 support to enter an overseas market or participate in a UK exhibition.

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Overseas business looking to set up in London? Get essential information and expert advice on every aspect of locating and doing business in the capital.

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Dot London

Tell the world where you do business! A Dot London domain helps engage London audiences and associates you with the capital's reputation for innovation.

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Smart London Plan

The Smart London Plan is for Londoners, businesses, researchers, investors and everyone who has an interest in the capital’s future. Feedback, ideas and collaboration are welcome!

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London Datastore

Do you have ideas for how to use big data to create innovative apps or improve life in London? Access open city data, share ideas and request new data at London Datastore.

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Tech London Advocates

Founded by angel and venture investor Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates (TLA) is an advocacy group that aims to support technology start-ups in finding new investment, new talent and achieving high growth.

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Tech Up Nation

Tech Up Nation connects local young Londoners with apprenticeships that can provide them with the skills they need to shape the future of digital.

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Connectivity Rating Scheme

Endorsed by the Mayor of London, WiredScore is delivering collecting information about the internet connectivity and infrastructure of commercial buildings. This information will be made publicly available to businesses of all sizes looking for office space.


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Superfast Broadband Vouchers

Get up to £3,000 to connect your business to superfast broadband. SMEs based in London can apply for a voucher—which is a grant, not a loan, so you don't pay it back.

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Britain's free online gateway for small and medium-size enterprises seeking mentoring services. Search our list of quality-assured mentoring organizations.

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Develop your skills with free learning materials and expert advice on how to generate, actualize and pitch ideas. Practice guides for accelerators, innovation labs and more.

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Setting Up in London or Expanding Overseas

  • Billion Buyers India Immersion Program

    Looking to expand to India? London based Innovitas has announced Billion Buyers, a 21-day India Immersion Program to be conducted across the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor in India from 10th April 2018. The application for the participation in the program is open to non–Indian startup, businesses and business ecosystem representatives till 10th March 2018.

  • Invest.London

    Information and expertise for overseas businesses on how to form a UK entity, set up to do business, and scale up in London.

  • HQ UK

    A programme operated with UKTI for international digital companies seeking to set up their international headquarters in the UK. Offers guidance through the process of setting up an HQ, and helps businesses grow both within the UK and worldwide.

  • Mayor's Export Programme

    The Mayor’s Export Programme has been set up to help London small and medium sized businesses to export to overseas markets or help businesses that are already trading to make the move into fast growing emerging markets.

  • Greater London Enterprise International Trade Service

    Greater London Enterprise (GLE) International Trade Service offers a range of unique exporting services, including participation in selected overseas trade fairs, outward missions and provision of bespoke market intelligence.

  • UK Trade & Investment

    UKTI provides advice and practical support both to UK companies seeking to expand to foreign markets, and to overseas companies setting up business in the UK.

  • Enterprise Europe Network London

    Enterprise Europe Network London (EEN London) operates to support small and medium enterprises based in the Greater London area to increase their competitiveness through internationalisation and innovation.

  • LCCI Export Documents and International Business

    London Chamber of Commerce and Industry provides a full range of documents used in international business. Members can also participate in practical seminars about opportunities in overseas markets, training courses on working internationally and an extensive trade mission programme for exploring overseas markets first-hand.

  • LCCI New Business Opportunities

    London Chamber of Commerce provides tools and services to help members grow business via public sector contracts both within and outside the UK, and stay updated on European companies looking for partners in the UK.

  • UK Export Finance

    UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s official export credit agency. UKEF provides insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In addition, UK Export Finance can make loans to overseas buyers of goods and services from the UK.

  • Export Britain

    Export Britain is an online resource by the British Chambers of Commerce that showcases opportunities in key international markets, and links UK exporters to support available from British Chambers and business groups both in the UK and around the world.

  • Coming to America: The Legal Basics

    Publication by Fried Frank that highlights some of the legal issues of which companies should be aware when doing business in the US, seeking investment from US sources or entering into contracts governed by the laws of a US state.

  • techUK International Opportunities

    techUK provides an up-to-date list of requests from overseas companies and organisations for tech solutions, professional services, and collaborative ventures.

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