International Economic Development

Andrew Harfoot represents the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in the UK (see He assists UK companies looking to trade with and set up in mainland Europe via NRW. Current Brexit uncertainties mean UK firms are considering their strategic options and many find Andrew’s free and confidential advice on doing business in Germany, useful.

Springboard also has over 13 years’ experience of attracting investment (FDI) to the USA from the UK & Northern Europe. Springboard can identify, contact and nurture UK companies that want to invest in the USA. We also assist with UK prospect identification, well organised inward missions, UK & European trade show coordination and VIP visits from the USA.

Springboard formerly represented the State of Virginia, USA in the UK & Ireland, with the aim of assisting medium/large firms to invest in Virginia.

Springboard can also help international companies set up and grow in the UK. Our contacts in the DIT, UK Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Organisations (EDOs) and British Universities are second to none. Springboard has assisted firms from the USA, Mexico, France and India in the UK.

Springboard’s international economic development services include:
  • UK representation for US and European locations
  • International trade show coordination
  • FDI strategies and implementation
  • Support for investment activities in the UK including inward missions
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