The Midlands Engine initiative aims to boost economic growth across the Midlands including through enhanced trade and investment. We run a series of market visits through out the year all across the globe and often specialising in specific sectors. They offer great opportunities for companies to gain insights and access to trading partners and are often high-profile programmes which include events and receptions arranged by the British Consulates-General.
Travelling out as part of a Government organised trade contingent will attract greater publicity than a solo visit and help open doors. For companies that are serious about doing business overseas, there is simply no substitute for a personal visit. There will be press coverage and networking events – you will benefit from the support of Trade Advisers before and throughout your visit to ensure that the trip is a success and that you have a clear understanding of the next steps you need to take.