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The Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched an opportunity for UK firms to join a new directory of private sector providers aimed at supporting foreign investors to set up or expand in the UK.

 Membership of the UK Investment Support Directory is free and provides a great opportunity for businesses looking to further expand their network as well as increase their visibility to foreign investors across international markets.

The Directory aims to provide investors with a diverse range of UK businesses that have experience assisting overseas companies to locate or expand in the UK. It will simplify the link between investors and experienced UK businesses to ensure necessary support can be easily found when it is needed and will highlight the expertise of the UK’s service sector to investors across the globe.

The Directory will be made up of a number of service sectors throughout the UK including accountants.

Businesses interested in applying will need to complete and submit this application form, which lists the criteria they will need to meet including two examples of their previous experience in aiding foreign investors in setting up or expanding in the UK.

Applications will close at 11:59pm on Monday 17 December. Businesses to find out if they have been accepted in early 2019 and the new Directory will be launched in spring 2019.

Article from ACCA In Practice