Your United Kingdom distributor or agent: how to find the best one?

The United Kingdom, a big market despite the Brexit

The United Kingdom is the world’s fifth largest economy as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) and ninth largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). It is the second largest economy in Europe by both measures and has a population of 65 million.

The UK has one of the most globalised economies. In 2015, it was the ninth largest exporter and sixth largest importer of goods and services in the world. The capital, London, is a centre of finance and culture worldwide.

Being an island nation, the British have always been very open to trade and while Brexit brings some uncertainties, it also offers opportunities for the United Kingdom to reconnect with markets outside of Europe.

Distribute through London as a the main market: but there is more

Obviously London is the place to have your flagship store or to find many buyers for luxury products. But for B2B services or general products it may be wise to start in a different city. This way you can test the market and build a good position first with less competition. Let our team advise you.

In the UK, we work from Manchester with experienced business development specialists. Manchester has a long and illustrious history and was at the forefront of the industrial revolution. Today it is a thriving, modern city and the UK’s second city for foreign investment.

We have a clear and structured approach to find the best partner

We first want to know what kind of partner you are looking for. Based on your information, we make a long-list of 15-20 potential partners that fit your description. After your approval we find the right decision maker, approach him or her personally and share your business profile with them. This mostly leads to 3-5 companies who are suitable as your partner and interested in working with you. Once we have found these companies, we plan your meetings and accompany you during the first visits.

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