VITAL trade missions to secure overseas work for the UK will be delivered by Business to Business Exhibitions Ltd (BtoB) following an announcement today that the firm has won two new contracts.
BtoB is a subsidiary of the Business & Enterpris
e Group – one of the country’s leading specialists in business improvement services.
As well as organising the missions to Brazil, China and Canada on behalf of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) BtoB has been appointed by North Tyneside Council to provide procurement support and advice to enable companies in the area to compete for public sector opportunities.
As part of this contract between now and April 2012, BtoB will be working with more than 80 SMEs across North Tyneside to help them win new orders.
sector specific trade missions and this significant contract win involves UKTI’s environment and water (sector) team, who are based in London.
Andrew Wilson, Regional Director of BtoB based in Newcastle, said: “We’ll be recruiting 20 companies from across the UK that are looking to invest in new foreign markets. As part of the project we recruit the companies, organise the logistics, visas and accompany the visits.
“The firms could be from anywhere in the UK – they might be working in the fields of environmental technology, waste management water or energy efficiency.
“Bto B has built a strong reputation for delivering international trade contracts on behalf of UKTI and this latest coup reaffirms our strength in supporting businesses to develop and grow.
“Equally as important will be our work for North Tyneside Council to deliver procurement and supply chain support to SMEs – helping them win new contracts from the public sector.
Alastair MacColl, Chief Executive of the Business & Enterprise Group, said: “This is a really positive announcement for the Group and for the team at BtoB. As a national company based in the North East we are absolutely focused on helping to boost jobs and opportunities both in our region and around the UK at a time when it is vital to stimulate private sector growth.
*Any North Tyneside firm interested in speaking to BtoB should contact Andrew Wilson on 0191 281 5777.