Practical Advice

See How UK Trade & Investment Can Help Your Business Grow Globally

Today’s global mindset has changed – international markets are no longer just for corporate giants. For U.S. companies looking to expand their global footprint, the UK may offer the key. As one of the leading business locations in the world, the UK offers a rich and diverse market with world-class industries.

The UK offers an attractive location for businesses with easy access to customers, product innovators, suppliers and partners. The UK maintains this leading position by creating a range of highly attractive conditions for business and investment.

The UK Government’s Plan for Growth drives coordinated action that seeks to create the most competitive tax system in the G20 and make the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business. The legal system supports and protects business interests, and cuts to bureaucracy are reducing burdens on business. The UK’s proximity to Europe makes it a natural choice to locate for investors coming from outside the European Union, and it is home to London, the world’s leading financial center.
(Source: Global Financial Centres Index )



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The UK Government provides a dedicated guide and adviser – UK Trade& Investment (UKTI). Think of UKTI as the official consultant for companies looking to establish or expand their presence in the UK.

Our role is to get you the information you need to position your company for success. As well as providing all the assistance you will need to make your transition as seamless as possible. Our industry specialists are here to help you forge the crucial relationships you need to establish or grow your business.

In short, UKTI is a fast-track solution for your global exploration:

  • Access market opportunities: We help U.S. companies quantify and assess market opportunities in the UK and Europe. Our experts can provide bespoke in-depth tailored factual reports, including market entry support, research and development collaborations and cost analysis
  • Make the right introductions: Whether it is helping you establish relationships with industry and professional services leaders, access Government or uncover R&D opportunities, we have the high-level contacts vital to your business
  • Get up and running in the UK: The logistics and legalities of opening an office can be daunting. We can help you find what you need, where your need it, and meet tax laws and regulations
  • Find the best market location: The appropriate resources, marketing and talent for a UK business are not always in London. Our regional experts can help analyze your opportunity and give practical help with site selection through visits to locations and premises
  • Ongoing Government support: Our teams in the U.S. and UK will continue to support your business once established in the UK, providing assistance on expansion, including exporting from the UK and representing your interests in government
  • Hire the right talent: Finding the right people locally can be as involved as relocating your existing staff. We can help identify the talent you need and advise you on the UK immigration system, how it works and the different visa categories
  • Tailored assistance for entrepreneurs: We assist entrepreneurs through a network of mentors with the insight and experience to help make a commercial success of early-stage companies


UK companies have a strong track record of success in the USA – it is our largest single market and the leading destination for British overseas investment. Given its sheer size and diversity, the USA often acts as a series of smaller markets, offering huge commercial opportunities to savvy exporters.

For companies looking to take advantage, UKTI can help you identify and seize your USA opportunity. We know the local business environment and offer a seamless one-stop service to guide you through your export journey, from carrying out subsidized research to connecting you to the right people.

From our nine key locations across the country, the UKTI USA team is dedicated to providing UK businesses with advice and support to help you achieve your export goals, and offers the following services:


UKTI’s exclusive in-market consultancy service for UK companies, provides a wealth of practical support to guide you through your USA journey, from pre-visit research to in-market expansion. Subsidised by the UK government, our tailored service can help you access market and industry information, identify potential contacts or assist in planning an event. Helping your business to grow further, faster!


Accessing accurate and up-to-date market information is crucial to the success of your product or service in the USA. UKTI offers a range of specialist research services for you to commission.


Once established, UKTI can also help you grow your presence in the USA. To find out how you can commission our teams and for more information contact:



UKTI in the USA has 130 staff members with trade & investment teams located at its New York headquarters, the British Embassy in Washington DC and 7 other British Consulates (General) around the United States

British Consulate-General, Rebecca Mowat, Georgia Pacific Center, Suite 3400, 133 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: +1 404-954-7700

British Consulate-General, Kirsten Chambers, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142
Tel: +1 617-245-4500

British Consulate General, Colette Buscemi, 625 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: +1 312-970-3800

British Consulate-General, Leah Mayo, Wells Fargo Plaza, 1000 Louisiana, Suite 1900, Houston, TX 77002
Tel: +1 713-659-6270

Los Angeles
British Consulate-General, Carlo Cavagna, 2029 Century Park East, Suite 1350, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: +1 310-789-0031

British Consulate-General, Rebecca Mowat, 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, FL 33131
Tel: +1 305-400-6400

New York
British Consulate-General, Fiona MacLeod, 845 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Tel: +1 212-745-0200

San Francisco
British Consulate-General, Jaclyn Mason, 1 Sansome Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: +1 415-617-1300

Washington DC
British Embassy, Melinda Goforth, 3100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008
Tel: +1 202-588-6500


Further Information

To find out more about how UKTI specialists can help you expand your business and for additional information, please visit

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