Partnering opportunity

Consultancy providing UK market entry support offers services agreements

Summary

A highly experienced UK consultancy offers its services to manufacturing companies from Europe and beyond who wish to enter the UK market. It can offer support across a range of activities including establishing distribution networks or a full UK sales department, as well as merger or acquisition support. Long-term cooperation through a services agreement is envisaged.

Partner sought

Partners should be manufacturers who wish, as part of their business development, either to enter the UK market for the first time or to build up their existing presence here. This could be firms wishing to develop their sales presence, right through to companies seeking to merge with or acquire a UK business. The role of the partner would be to work with the UK company to define their UK market strategy and to collaborate in the rolling out of that plan and its on-going review.

Description

This UK company was established in 2016 but aims to build upon four decades of experience of the managing director in the fields of business development and trade. As well as helping UK companies with product sourcing, trade finance etc, the company offers a range of services to manufacturers from Europe, the Far East etc who are looking to develop a presence in the UK market. These services include: • An introduction service to funding providers and professional services (finance, legal, accountancy etc); • Assistance with the development of a distribution network for firms wishing to sell in the UK market; • Supply chain consultancy, including both UK and overseas suppliers; • A mergers and acquisition support service, including identification, negotiation and representation for businesses that wish to acquire companies in the UK; • Access to the company’s own business networks. The company has particular expertise in the following sectors: engineering equipment, DIY (Do-It-Yourself), garden furniture and equipment, tools and hardware, children’s play equipment, pet housing. However, it is able to assist in most other product areas, except perishable items (e.g. foodstuffs) and fashion. Companies are able to access support through a step-by-step process, to meet their own requirements and timetables. As part of its growth strategy, the company is keen to develop new long-term cooperative relationships with overseas firms who wish to enter the UK market for the first time or to build upon their existing presence. It therefore is seeking cooperation in the form of service agreements with appropriate manufacturing partners.

Advantages and innovations

The UK company offers the following advantages to potential partners: - Over 40 years of experience in the field of product sourcing, distribution and trade, with particular expertise in areas of engineering equipment, tools and hardware, household and gardening products; - Highly developed supply chain relationships with manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers etc in the UK and overseas; - Strong business networks in the UK, developed over many years of trading, including links with funders, professional service providers etc in the UK market; - Flexibility, with the support available on a step-by-step basis so that partners can use the services according to their own particular needs and market development strategies.

Development stage

Already on the market

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

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