The United Kingdom (UK) is the largest country in the British Isles. The UK has a long and rich history which is combined with a modern, liberal and forward thinking mentality. Waves of immigration have made the UK culturally diverse and wealthy and it is now one the world’s leading financial and services centres, with an economy which continues to go from strength to strength.Doing business in the United Kingdom offers access to the following key benefits.
Access to a Modern, Liberalised Economy
The UK’s economy is among the most vibrant and exciting in the world. With free and liberalised policies and protocols protecting its growth, the United Kingdom remains an attractive place for doing business.
A Leader in the Financial Sector
The UK’s largest exports today are financial services as a result of the credibility the UK has gained in this sector. The financial services sector leads the world in its innovation and forward thinking. The City, located in the heart of London, is home to some of the world’s most important banking and insurance institutions, and is considered by some to be the epicentre of the global financial industry.
A Large, Culturally Mixed Population
The UK has a large and expanding population. This means there is a constantly growing marketplace with a demand for goods and services. The population of the UK is made up of a wide variety of communities from across the globe, each with their own traditions, customs and requirements, creating a need for diverse markets. Anyone doing business in the UK will be able to benefit from this multiculturalism, either through hiring diverse employees and harnessing their unique perspectives and experience or through offering products to communities with ever changing and increasing needs. Effectively working with this culturally mixed population requires a comprehensive understanding of British culture which Intercultural Training UK programmes can provide you with.
An Entry Point for the Rest of Europe and for the Commonwealth
The United Kingdom is a major gateway to the rest of Europe. As a key trading partner within the European Union (EU), and with links to the member-states of the Commonwealth, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are perfect locations from which to launch business operations on a global scale.
Any organisation doing business in the United Kingdom would be wise to gain an understanding of the country’s rich cultural identity and the customs and habits of its people which impact on the UK’s business culture. A Cultural Awareness Training UK course such as Communicaid’s Doing Business in the United Kingdom or Living and Working in the UK programme will provide your business with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful when working with counterparts in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.
© Communicaid Group Ltd. 2010