Basildon Council's Economic Development Team and its partners are here to help you explore and exploit international opportunities and identify new overseas markets.

Why International?

Image of the Basildon for Business Brand LogoIt's never been a better time for your business to consider expanding trade overseas. The Internet has created a borderless world of commerce, and social media has brought businesses even closer to their customers. Technological advancement is steadily eroding traditional trade barriers between countries creating the optimum conditions for SMEs to consider international trade.

Collectively these positive developments present UK businesses a unique opportunity. Emerging economies around the world are consuming goods and services at a rapid rate. This demand could be satisfied by British businesses who have established a reputation globally for high quality and value. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the time is perfect for SMEs to explore overseas markets in order to sustain, or even expand, their business and prosperity for the future.

How we can assist

Basildon Council's Economic Development Team is here to guide your overseas success and help you identify new markets abroad.

Irrespective of sector and size of your business, we can offer you:

  • An in-depth business review, helping you identify opportunities and barriers within your business to internationalise your products or services
  • Bespoke business development advice and matchmaking
  • Guidance on doing business in target countries
  • Market exploration and  trade visits
  • Introduction to UK government funded services
  • Access to a worldwide network of partners, see Our International partners
  • Access to local and international business events.

The Basildon Consortium and business opportunities in the growing Indian economy

Image promoting Basildon Council assistance with Basildon/India International business opportunitiesThe focus of the Basildon Consortium is to exploit the opportunities presented by the growing Indian economy, especially through the Smart Cities programme.

As a leading partner in the Basildon Consortium, Basildon Council will assist aspiring businesses to explore opportunities in India through our bespoke business development programme. Assistance will be tailored to the needs of the particular business, irrespective of its sector.

The support we can offer will include a combination of Buyer to Buyer (B2B) meetings, introductions, round-table discussions and a comprehensive market entry service in India. All delivered in partnership with UK Government agencies and established networks in India.

Some key facts about the growing Indian economy include:

  1. The IMF projects growth in the Indian economy of more than 8% of GDP in 2016-17.
  2. The Indian economy has the potential to become the world's third-largest economy by 2030.
  3. The Indian government has allocated over $5 billion to its Smart Cities programme for the next five years.

Engage with Basildon, we can help

Are you a business in the UK?

  • Are you thinking of growing your business internationally?
  • Are you considering opportunities in India?
  • Are you looking for overseas joint venture partners, importers and distributors, R&D partners?

If your answer to any of the above is YES then you should talk to us without delay. See contact details, bottom of page.

Are you a business in India?

  • Are you a growing business eyeing UK and EU markets?
  • Are you open to business or investment opportunities in the UK?
  • Are you a City corporation, NGO, or involved in Smart City projects and looking for sustainable solutions, or seeking UK and EU partners or specialist consultancy?

If your answer to any of the above is YES then you should talk to us without delay. See contact details, bottom of page.

Ask about our FREE no-obligation business review

To sustain a profitable business an owner must continually explore and evaluate commercial opportunities. Identifying new markets overseas is one way of achieving that, and Basildon Council's Economic Development Team and its partners are well-connected and fully geared up to help you explore and find that overseas market for your goods and services.

Our FREE no-obligation business review offer is aimed at assisting the SMEs to grow continually and create a sustainable future for the local economy and the surrounding community.

Most of the services we offer are provided FREE OF CHARGE to Basildon based businesses. We do have to charge for some of the more specialist services we offer however,  we always endeavour to identify various EU and UK grants that will cover these costs and reduce the burden on our client's business. Such grants are of course subject to the availability and eligibility criteria decided by the EU and UK agencies that control them.

For further information and enquiries