How to enter the UK market

Are you looking to enter the market of the United Kingdom? The British-Slovenian Chamber of Commerce can help you through our partners in the UK, UK Trade and Investment and regional British Chambers. We can offer you free consultancy services on how to open an office in the UK, a list of trade fairs and shows in the UK, a list of your potential industry partners in the UK and basic market research. Additional services include match-making meetings, more in-depth market research, trade delegations and special projects organised in the UK.

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Our top 10 support services

  1. Assessing market opportunity UKTI can help international companies quantify and assess market opportunities in the UK and Europe, and work with them to identify the best channels for growth.
  2. Access and introductions to the right people UKTI is at the heart of government. With connections across all UK government departments, we have access to key decision makers. We can make introductions to a network of local partners and first lass industry specialists. This includes high quality professional services providers, planning advisers, research and development (R&D) experts, university and innovation partners plus relevant sector and business networks.
  3. Setting up in the UK We provide advice and support to help you to set up in the UK. We will help you officially register your company, find the best UK location for your business needs and provide information on banking and other services you may require.
  4. Market research This is a highly bespoke service, offering information tailored to your business needs. We focus the analysis on the factors that matter to you – ranging from advice on market entry through to research and development activities. We can also provide independent market assessments, comparing business drivers in the UK with other destinations. For market research in entering the UK market you can contact our member Step Beyond. If you need help at planning your marketing activities you can contact Emma Cook.
  5. Helping select the best market location We help with site selection and can organise visits to the UK for you to assess the best location for your business needs. We can also advise n planning issues. Our network of regional partners has local knowledge that can help you decide on site location.
  6. Tax advice UKTI provides a comprehensive overview of the UK tax system, incentives and allowances, plus comparisons of tax rates with other countries. Through our connections with HM Revenue & Customs and HM Treasury we are able to help you establish your UK tax regime and act as your voice in government on tax related issues.
  7. Ongoing Government support Once you have successfully located to the UK, we will provide ongoing support. Among the services we offer are personal account management; practical support on how to bid for and access grants; your business interests represented in Government; and assistance with UK and global expansions.
  8. Support with applying for visas and entry to the UK We inform and advise on the UK immigration system, how it works and how the different visa categories apply. We offer practical support through the entire process of visa applications.
  9. Finding top quality staff We provide guidance on staff recruitment and signposting to reputable recruitment agencies as well as offering access to top universities and sector clusters. We can also support you to plan for your long term skills needs.
  10. Tailored assistance for entrepreneurs Our Global Entrepreneurs Programme helps early stage companies accelerate into global markets from a UK base. Internationally successful entrepreneurs act as mentors, providing he insight, trusted networks and experience to make a commercial success f your business.
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