Doing business in the UK
The UK is Europe's number one destination for inward investment. Each year hundreds of companies from all over the world come to the UK to expand their international market share and increase their competitive advantage.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) [opens a new website] is the UK Government's international business development organisation. We support overseas companies doing business in the UK and help them to realise their growth potential.
By drawing on the experience of UKTI's staff and extensive support networks your company can expand overseas more quickly, efficiently and confidently than you could by going it alone.
Whether you're looking to set up in the UK for the first time, expand your existing UK business, or find a UK company to form a partnership, visit UKTI's How we help businesses section and explore the range of services available to support you.
If you’re looking for a suitable location for your business, the UKTI website has information on the 12 UK investment regions including their comparative business strengths.
UK Trade & Investment offers expert information and advice tailored to the needs of companies in each sector.
The UK’s economic prosperity, political stability and business-friendly regulation make it a location of choice for investors from around the world.
The UK has a global reputation as an innovative, knowledge-based economy. Around two-thirds of all companies coming to the UK are engaged in some kind of R&D activity.
In 2012 London plays host to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Around 7,000 direct contracts are available to businesses.
UK inward investment report for 2007/08