Swiss Business Hub UK+Ireland

The Swiss Business Hub UK+Ireland provides localised support, market information, consulting and networking services to Swiss companies venturing into the UK or Irish market. An experienced team stands ready to support inquiries of all kind and serves as a first-hand local contact for companies – new and experienced – in the UK and Irish market. In addition, the Swiss Business Hub actively promotes Switzerland as a highly attractive business and investment location for UK and Irish companies looking for growth in Switzerland and in continental Europe.

Export promotion

The Swiss Business Hub is the key contact point for Swiss and Liechtenstein small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for export opportunities in the UK and Ireland. The Hub’s services include:

  • Industry analysis and trend-spotting, bespoke market studies, market compatibility tests, in-depth competition assessments and benchmarking, adaption of marketing material etc.
  • Identification and profiling of suitable distributors, agents, representatives or import partners.
  • Organisation of promotional events and fact finding missions for Swiss companies, associations and official delegations.

Investment promotion

The Swiss Business Hub proactively contacts and informs companies based in the UK and Ireland about the key advantages of Switzerland as a business and investment location. In close collaboration with cantonal and regional representatives as well as private-sector partners, the Hub supports foreign investors with the following services:

  • Information about the administrative and legal environment, practical steps to establish a company, labour market and laws, financial issues (costs and tax), real estate etc.
  • Introductions to key stakeholders who can help accelerate the expansion. Assisting with the choice of Business site(s), organisation of fact-finding visits to possible locations/partners/contacts, guidance on staff recruitment, etc.
  • Facilitating contact to regional and cantonal economic development agencies.
  • Introductions to relevant research and technology transfer centres, business networks and clusters.

Contact us if you are you interested in exporting your products to the UK and Ireland, or in expanding your business to Switzerland.

The Swiss Business Hub UK+Ireland Team 

About the Swiss Business Hubs

Swiss Business Hubs are the official representatives of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) in 27 target markets around the world and part of the global network of S-GE. Thanks to their official status, all Swiss Business Hubs boast the best possible network of relationships abroad.

The local teams in the Swiss Business Hubs are part of the Swiss embassies or Swiss Consulates-General, which grant it a certain Swiss official status. The team of Swiss Business Hubs is for this reason also responsible for representative functions and official tasks.

Visit our official S-GE website for more information.