UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, supporting the UK’s economic recovery through job creation.
We worked with UKTI to increase trade across the UK and realise the country’s export potential. In support of this aim, we developed and delivered UKTI’s High Value Opportunities Programme to help UK businesses win major international contracts.
To deliver the programme, we evaluated overseas trade opportunities exceeding £500 million and engaged UK companies with the capability to meet demand. Driven by our sector experts at ground level, and the IT system we developed to allow real-time decision making, the programme delivered against over 100 large-scale projects globally. We also developed and supported training for over 400 members of UKTI staff to help them achieve ongoing success.
Between April 2011 and March 2014, our work with UKTI increased the value of UK export activities by £13.8 billion. The High Value Opportunity Programme remains UKTI’s flagship trade initiative.