UKTI provides services for businesses considering starting UK operations
UK Trade & Investment CEE team organized two events in Bulgaria this week – inviting companies to expand their business in the United Kingdom. ScaleFocus was exclusively invited alongside the Bulgarian branch of Baker Tilly and ProsFit – a Bulgarian Innovative prosthetics company, to share the success story of opening and developing an operational office in London.
The first event was held at the LAUNCHub HQ on the 15th of June. Metodi Amov and Dafar Shaban from the Business Development team presented ScaleFocus’ showcase in front of the Startup community. The presentation included some tips of do-s and don’t-s we have learnt when setting up an office and starting our business in London.
The next day, the UKTI team held a Business Breakfast at the British Residence in Sofia. This second event was completely targeted towards developed Bulgarian businesses considering to step into the UK market. ScaleFocus’ representatives shared more insights on starting the London operations. “Quite a few things we learnt along the way – trust your partners, be patient, prepare for some investments, attend tailored events and extract the most from networking!” – Metodi Amov shared. Dafar Shaban added “We had already bumped into a few obstacles we could’ve avoided had we worked with the UK Trade & Investment, when we found out about their services.”
The events were organized by the UK Trade & Investment Central and Eastern Europe team partnering with LAUNCHub, the British Bulgarian Business Association, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Bulgarian Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency. The agency promotes the UK as an attractive destination for innovative businesses across the globe, assisting with services spanning through most of the necessary steps in order to start a business anywhere in the UK.