Make It Leicester & Leicestershire - Are you a Foreign Owned Business?

By LBF2020 (other events)

Thursday, November 5 2020 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

If you are a foreign-owned company you are welcomed by the Invest in Leicester Team to attend their business engagement event for foreign-owned companies. This event is in partnership with the Department for International Trade and is hosted by Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council.  The event will highlight the support that Invest in Leicester can provide to foreign-owned businesses that wish to grow in Leicester and Leicestershire. You will hear from the Department of International Trade on how their various Trade / Investment Teams and Sector Specialists can facilitate growth and enhance productivity via local, regional and international networks.  

This event is aimed at those involved with or who work with global companies or foreign-owned businesses whether already located in the Leicester and Leicestershire area or those looking to locate to our area from overseas or elsewhere in the UK.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how the key account management programme works for foreign-owned businesses, bringing together local, national and international networks through the Dept of International Trade, regional institutions and partner organisations.

The event also offers an opportunity to network with other foreign-owned business leaders and other partner organisations.


Background/role of the department
Trade Policy – FTAs, continuity agreements
Transition Issues – rules of origin, processes for finding information
Direct Support for Businesses – individual ITAs, business support programmes, key upcoming events
Support options for inward investors with case study examples
In-market/UK based support from the DIT and local authorities and district councils.


Ian Harrison | Head of Exports – Midlands | Department for International Trade

Charlotte Haigh | Partnership Manager - Midlands | Department for International Trade

Salma Manzoor | Key Account Manager (Business Investment) | Invest in Leicester

Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ