Subsea UK, the body representing the UK’s £9 billion subsea sector, has launched its new online portal, designed to help subsea companies export their skills, technology and expertise to key oil and gas provinces around the world.
Susbea UK’s specially developed portal is called Global Business. It is an exclusive online tool, available to Subsea UK members only, which provides regularly updated details of opportunities in over 20 countries. It purpose is to act as a starting platform for companies looking to expand into international markets, since it will allow users to access intensively-researched industry reports, market data and related news so that the companies can pinpoint where the opportunities are outside of the UK.
Users are able to research how to approach business in Central, North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific. They also have access to a database containing key contacts so that they are able to form partnerships to thereby break into emerging frontiers and establish a presence internationally.
Helping member companies to expand overseas
Chief Executive of Subsea UK, Neil Gordon, said: “Global Business supports our wider strategy to help member companies expand overseas and covers the main points you need to know, the challenges you may face and steps to take to get started on a market entry strategy. It represents just one of the ways we are working hard to provide an added value service to our members which will help them capitalise on opportunities and reap the rewards.”
A UKTI trade partner
Subsea UK has also recently become an accredited trade partner of the UK Trade and Investments’ (UKTI) Tradeshow Access Programme. The company will, therefore, assist UKTI to ensure that UK subsea companies attend overseas trade shows.
Neil Gordon continued: “As a UKTI Accredited Trade Organisation, we will also be able to help our members secure the financial support required to attend industry exhibitions in emerging and high growth markets, whilst gaining further knowledge of overseas exporting.”