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Continue your growth story Tailored business support for internationally-owned businesses We are Internationally-owned businesses

You chose Lancashire, we want to help accelerate your growth

If you are an internationally-owned business based in Lancashire, you are entitled to the same business support as any UK registered business. However, you also have access to a dedicated Key Account Manager who can put together a bespoke support package that is specialised and sector specific.


The UK is home to around 26,000 internationally owned businesses, which between them generate a huge 27% of the UK’s GVA, equivalent to approximately £160 billion.

These businesses are major employers in their own right, but once you take the supply chain into account, they are supporting and employing a significant proportion of the UK’s working age population.

The Northern Powerhouse has established a Key Account Management programme specifically for international businesses. Lancashire has already attracted many global manufacturers with a skilled workforce and some of England’s best universities, colleges and innovation assets are on hand to support development and innovation.

We can now offer a bespoke service to support further growth and expansion, making Lancashire an even better choice as a UK base.

Bespoke support services

We are able to provide access to a full range of services from the Department for International Trade, including:

  • Accessing finance
  • Assistance with visa applications/ immigration issues
  • Information on staff recruitment, retention and training
  • Tax, regulatory and business planning support
  • Links with centres of excellence, such as universities, colleges and innovation assets
  • Expanding and/or relocating your UK base
  • Site and property searches
  • Network opportunities and mentoring programmes
  • Aftercare and on-going support

We want to see you succeed. Department for International Trade can help to make your case for investment to your parent company, via a multi-agency, joined up approach.

We will also help you tell your story, showcasing your business as a case study at national and international events and exhibitions.

Expert support from the Knowledge Lab

In a highly competitive environment, success depends on how effectively organisations can leverage data resources and turn it into actionable insights.

The Knowledge Lab provides a bespoke research and intelligence service to support the needs of internationally-owned businesses.

Our research, tools and insights can help you to understand existing opportunities as well as enabling the preparation of strategies for the future.

Knowledge Lab has a team of skilled and experienced analysts who use an extensive range of specialist intelligence products to provide compelling
data-driven insights to help develop your business in the UK.

Our bespoke service includes the provision of information on:
• Sector, sub-sector and technology trends and opportunities
• UK business environment
• Benchmarking to understand the UK’s competitive position

By turning business data into business insight, we can help you gain a competitive advantage to leverage business opportunities in the UK.

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Lancashire is a place for growth

We want you to be part of our growth story. If you would like to find out more about the tailored packages available to internationally-owned businesses based in Lancashire, please get in touch

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