Strategic Partners

Bracknell Forest Council (http://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk)

Bracknell Forest has had outstanding success by attracting major information technology companies. Hewlett Packard, Siemens, Honeywell and Fujitsu have all made their home in the Borough along with world class multinational organisations such as BMW, Panasonic and 3M. It has of the highest concentrations of ICT firms, confirming its status as Europe’s ‘Silicon Valley’; employment in ICT is 300% above the national average. Berkshire is one of the top performing economies in Europe – the GVA total is projected to grow to £25,800 million by 2015 and it is expected that the Berkshire economy will support an additional 70,000 jobs by 2015. Thames Valley Berkshire is a popular location for UK and European headquarters and is already the most attractive location outside London for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): between 1997 and 2007 it was the leading location in the South East, securing almost 20% of all investment in the SE.

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) (http://www.ccpit.org)

CCPIT is the largest chamber in China with a national network of over 300 branches and is the official representative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in China. CCPIT is the national lead partner in China for the BCC LinkToChina programme.

Established in May 1952, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) comprises VIPS, enterprises and organizations representing the economic and trade sectors in China. It is the most important and the largest institution for the promotion of foreign trade in China.

The aims of the CCPIT are to operate and promote foreign trade, to use foreign investment, to introduce advanced foreign technologies, to conduct activities of Sino-foreign economic and technological cooperation in various forms, to promote the development of economic and trade relations between China and other countries and regions around the world.

Chinese Chamber of International Commerce (http://www.ccoic.cn/)

The national network of Chamber of International Commerce with a largest number of active international traders. CCOIC has recently been devolved from CCPIT to operate with more focus on providing international trade and investment service for its members.

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Guangdong Committee (CCPIT – Guangdong)

The Guangdong Provincial committee of the CCPIT. Guangdong CCPIT is the partner of BCC LinkToChina with a comprehensive agreement to promote and operate cooperation and partnership between the UK and Guangdong. Both are key partners in supporting the Guangdong Economic and Trade Office in the UK which represents Guangdong Province in the UK.

SEGRO plc (http://www.segro.com)

SEGRO plc is a commercial property investment and development company that has become Europe’s leading provider of flexible business space by focusing on delivering what their customers want, where they want it and by working in partnership with them as their requirements evolve. Operating in eight countries, their customer’s success is what drives their own and their focus on partnership enables them to participate in their customer’s plans, their challenges and their ambitions. It means a close relationship, based on shared trust, integrity and respect – a proven, commercially-rewarding approach that turns our property expertise into a tangible business asset for everybody.

For over 90 years, they have specialised in acquiring or constructing buildings that provide the space their customers want, right across Europe and always in major cities or at key infrastructure junctions in areas of economic growth.

Slough Borough Council (http://www.slough.gov.uk)

“Britain’s Boomtown” Slough, as named by the Observer, is home to the Slough Trading Estate, Europe’s largest privately owned business park. It is less than 25 minutes from Heathrow and a 20 minute train journey away from central London. Slough’s impressive facilities and infrastructure makes it the first choice for more than 4000 organisations, providing nearly 82,000 jobs. World class brands have chosen to locate their European HQs in Slough such as Mars, O2, Honda, Ferrari Maserati. It is also a launch pad for new entrepreneurs – the town is home to an estimated 3,500 small businesses. All with the potential and ambition to grow, flourish and add to Slough’s £2.5 billion economy.

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce (http://www.tvchamber.co.uk)

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group works with businesses across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon to help them achieve their full business potential. We do this by offering members a range of services including business advice, networking events, training and international trade support. We are one of the largest Chambers accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce in the UK, and are the only accredited Chamber in the region.

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group is: recognised as the leading voice of business, representing micro to major multinational organisations; a ‘Centre for Excellence’ providing international trade services and global representation; committed to long-term relationships with members and providing them with relevant, value added services that help, support and protect regional, national and international business

UK China Business Chamber (http://linktouk.org/)

Membership are open to both Chinese and UK firms mostly from existing clients and companies interested in the UK market including Chinese investors. Members gain priority to market advice, marketing events and be-spoke project support.

ChinaDirect UK Ltd

The China market consultancy specialist provides strategic and operational advisory and consultancy solutions for China market:

  • Business partnership with Chinese companies – agent, distributor, manufacturer, etc.
  • Setting up companies, joint ventures in China
  • Providing bilingual negotiation advisor-interpreter for Contract Negotiation
  • Market intelligence and entry strategy
  • Be-spoke Business Culture Briefing
  • Marketing and PR in China
  • Local government relationship
  • Bilingual Communication Solutions of highest standard provided by experienced and Certified Interpreter and Translators for legal, commercial and public services.

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