The International UK Business Networks Initiative was launched in late 2012 by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. The programme aims to transform the support available for UK SMEs seeking to do business in high-growth, hard-to-access markets across the world.
Later on called as the Overseas Partner Delivery, the project is a ground-breaking partnership between the British Chambers of Commerce, Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to facilitate a dynamic network of British Chambers of Commerce and Business Groups in key markets across the globe. Through a programme of capacity building, lead generation and quality accreditation, the shared mission is to provide practical, business-to-business advice and opportunities to UK SMEs seeking to export into new markets – and thereby support the UK government’s twin ambitions to radically increase both the value of UK exports and the number of SMEs who are exporting.
In the Philippines, the Overseas Partner Delivery team works closely with DIT-Manila in promoting trade opportunities in the Philippines and increasing the number of UK SME exporters. The team works closely with partner Chamber groups across the globe particularly the Britain in Southeast Asia (BiSEA) composed of countries from the Southeast Asia region like Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar.
To fully meet the business objectives of UK SMEs, we provide business support services, webinars and events by collaborating with partners such as UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC), Philippine-British Business Council (PBCC) and trade organisations.