BIS is supported by a wide range of partner organisations in delivering its strategic priorities. Our partners provide services, information and advice to the Department and directly to a wide range of people and organisations.
BIS has four executive agencies: Companies House, the Insolvency Service, the Intellectual Property Office and the National Measurement Office. It has over 100 other partners responsible for key areas, including the 25 Sector Skills Councils, nine Regional Development Agencies and seven Research Councils. Read about how we make public appointments.
SITPRO Limited is widely recognised as the world's leading trade facilitation body. Its primary objectives are to reduce the costs of trading, particularly to business, and to help the UK meet the challenges of globalisation. Its activities range from ‘grass roots’ problem-solving on behalf of UK businesses to high-level policy input in support of broad government and business objectives in the worldwide trade facilitation domain.
SEEDA has one aim - to support the economic development of its world-class region. It works at a local, regional, national and international level to attract inward investment, to help businesses reach their full potential and to win practical support from a range of partners. It brings funding into the region to help the economic growth of the South East.
It leads the development of a sustainable economy in the South West, investing to unlock the region's business potential.
The Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property Policy (SABIP) is an independent, Non-Departmental Public Body with the Intellectual Property Office as its sponsoring agency. Its mission is to provide strategic, independent and evidence-based advice to Government on intellectual property policy, covering all types of intellectual property rights.
The Student Loans Company (SLC) is a UK public sector organisation established to provide financial services, in terms of loans and grants, to over one million students annually, in colleges and universities across the four education systems of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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