Winning in international markets

The UK North West

The opportunities posed by overseas markets have never been so pronounced. The North West has a strong track record of attracting investors to support the large-scale opportunities it has to offer. Deloitte's North West Cross Borders Deals Radar records inbound and outbound investment in the region and reveals a buoyant international market for North West companies to take advantage of.

We regularly bring together international insights and innovation across a broad spectrum of disciplines to deliver world class solutions to our clients irrespective of the complexity of their location or project.

Manchester China Forum

Deloitte is an original founding member of the Manchester China Forum. The forum was founded with the over-arching goal of increasing Manchester's business, academic and cultural connectivity with China with a view to increasing trade and investment flows and visitor numbers.

  • Deloitte are helping to prepare the Big Ticket study to shape the Manchester China Forum strategy;
  • Sponsoring and helped to produce the Investment Portfolio;
  • Leading on the establishment of the Investment Advisory Council.

Manchester China Forum - Invest in Manchester website

With the objective of increasing Greater Manchester’s connectivity to China and to facilitate the business climate that enables companies in Greater Manchester to further develop relationships with China, Deloitte sponsored and provided content for the Manchester China Forum website. The site was officially launched at the China- Britain Business Council Outbound Conference in Beijing and is available in English and Mandarin. Deloitte North West were able to draw upon their vast international and domestic experience to provide an essential toolkit for Chinese companies to consider and address the common challenges when developing their entry strategies into the UK.

Showcasing the region

Each year Deloitte in the North West attend and exhibit at a number of events and conferences all over the world showcasing the region and demonstrating its vast international investment opportunities.

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Each year the world’s biggest developers and financiers from all corners of the real estate community travel to Cannes for the leading property festival MIPIM. Deloitte North West have been instrumental in ensuring that both Manchester and Liverpool are fully represented on this international platform. The festival quickly makes the international opportunities for the region apparent, proving the strong record of attracting investors to support the large scale opportunities the North West has to offer. 

Pictured left is Sean Beech, Liverpool Office Senior Partner, at the Liverpool stand in MIPIM.

Country overview

In the North West, we have regional experts from across our business who we can bring together to work collaboratively on international projects. The team have a wealth of experience working within the traditional economies, such as the US and Japan, as well as a continuing focus on developing business opportunities with the world’s fastest growing economies, such as China and India.

Our international activities remain a combination of in-market visits to key locations to meet with key clients and create new contacts, as well as making sure we are aligned in terms of our connections with external bodies such as UK Trade & Investment, Manchester City Council and MIDAS. 

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