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New digital platform to help businesses launch overseas

30 November 2016 |

The government have announced a brand new service that will help UK businesses break into global markets.

The International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, advised that the platform will:

  • Offer opportunity for UK businesses to secure private deals overseas
  • Provide a business directory that matches the demand of UK goods and services

The launch of is to facilitate the current appetite for UK goods and services by opening it up to millions of pounds worth of business. The hub will work as a large community for trade and investment, bringing together and connecting UK businesses, international buyers and international investors.

The platform will act as a hub for businesses to make contacts, whilst offering practical advice and support. Whether businesses are new or accomplished, there will be a suite of tools available and exclusive deals with some of the world’s leading online marketplaces.

UK businesses will be part of the searchable directory of UK exporters once they register, and the government will then use this to match the products and services to the demands worldwide.

Dr Liam Fox shared some great optimism: “ will show an international audience that we’re home to the most dynamic and innovative companies in the world and that Britain is open for business as never before.”

At Gregg Latchams, we know there is huge potential in our UK businesses, with 360,000 out of the 2.5 million registered in the UK, having a product or service that could be utilised by global markets.

The government has so far helped 3,000 companies become exporters with over £388million of deals being made since 2014. The new hub is set to help a further 100,000 more UK businesses by 2020.

We can ensure you have the correct business processes in place, as well as checking through documentation, assisting with a leadership structure and making sure the right technology is in place for an easy growth into new markets. We also have particular expertise on China, as this is one of the priority markets.

For more information about how we could help you, please get in touch with us on 0117 906 9400 or

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