One of Tayside’s leading communications agencies, Volpa, has been listed in the Department for International Trade’s new Investment Support Directory. The new online tool is designed to help international investors set up and expand their operations in the UK and businesses with the relevant foreign direct investment expertise were asked to submit an application for listing earlier this year.
Hosted on the invest.great.gov.uk website, the new searchable Directory will connect international investors to businesses across the UK which provide services key to helping a business set up or expand their operations in the UK, including experts in accountancy, law, consultancy, recruitment and more.
Through the new online platform, potential investors will be able to tailor their search for support and source experts by industry, region, business experience and language expertise. Once an appropriate business has been identified, the investor will be offered a free hour-long consultation to discuss their specific business needs.
Tricia Fox, founder of Volpa commented: “We’re really pleased to have been included in the directory following it’s relaunch. Volpa has a long history of working with multinational companies looking to promote their goods and services in the UK market and we have worked with a wide variety of organisations based in Norway, Germany, France and the USA. We have a very senior team who can provide the professional strategic communications expertise and guidance that clients are looking for as they enter new markets and are looking at positioning themselves in the UK.”
Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart MP said: “The launch of the new Investment Support Directory is one of many ways in which DIT is helping to drive investment to every corner of the UK. We hope this new Directory will be an invaluable resource for investors thinking of setting up operations in the UK.
Mark Slaughter, Director General for Investment said: “The UK Investment Support Directory is a smart, new digital tool that innovatively connects investors to private sector expertise. It is another way DIT is helping support foreign investment by streamlining connections between UK businesses and overseas investors.”
Recent figures published by the OECD confirm the UK as the leading destination for foreign direct investment in Europe, and the third most significant in the world, behind the US and China. The directory will also help promote the expertise of the UK’s service sector to investors across the globe.
Volpa is named after the latin word for “Fox” and, like the Romans, we’re great at conquering the challenging world of integrated communications and generating some cunningly good publicity for our clients.