Exporting Construction site safety device

Question posted by Warren Green, on behalf of WISA Ltd in Norwich

I am a co creator of a new innovative device which provides an alternative method of protection against impalement on reinforced steel bars on construction sites . We have had positive interest from a number of large construction companies within the UK but believe our product has massive global potential , therefore I am interested in receiving guidance on exporting and also hoping to network with useful contacts that may be able to open up opportunities abroad.

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Kimberly Carsok, on behalf of OTSA in W1U.

Hello Warren, I would strongly recommend that you look into exhibiting at one (or more) of the international trade shows for the construction sector. Small to medium companies can often get support through UKTI grants to make this an affordable form of market research. Big shows in Germany will attract trade visitors from all around the world allowing you to get direct feedback from a number of countries in one venue. The website AUMA.de has a detailed database of relevant shows. Also for the Middle East you should consider the Big 5 shows.

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Warren Green, on behalf of WISA Ltd in Norwich.

Thanks Kimberly. I will certainly look into this option. I certainly feel an established large core accessory distributor would be ideal for us . As long as the safety culture is ready and product spec is suitable , there is no reason why WISAblock couldn't be a feasible option.

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Warren,

I am sure that Mexico's ambitious infrastructure plan for this year could represent a lot of interesting opportunities for you.

Please let me investigate how we can help you through the Chamber membership and with the support of UKTI.

Would you be available for a call sometime next week?

Please feel free to drop me a mail to laura.atkinson@britishbusiness.mx

Kind regards

Laura Atkinson

British Business Centre Mexico
www.britishbusiness.mx

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Hi Warren,
May i suggest you conact your local UKTI office who can offer advice and support in looking at new markets. please see our web site for more information and contact details;
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-trade-investment
Regards

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Warren Green, on behalf of WISA Ltd in Norwich.

Thanks Kevan.
Yes , I have been advised this. I intend to connect with a local advisor and perhaps attend workshops and seminars. I have had good advice so far which i will pursue regards duties and taxes, also product categories which I need to investigate. Clearly its early days for WISA Ltd , however we have had such positive response from some large and medium size construction companies it just seems naive to ignore all possibilities , especially considering recent construction studies which predicts UK construction only amounting to 4% of global activity by 2025. I feel I need to think big without getting carried away.

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HI Warren
I work closely with Kevan and the other UKTI advisers in the East of England. We run a regular workshop "how to grow your business overseas", for beginner exporters and I am in the process of organising the next one which will be early Autumn. You can an example of our most recent on on our website: http://www.enterpriseeuropeeast.org.uk/eox/events/register.asp?eventid=797

If you would like I can keep your details and notify you when I have the date and location set?
best wishes
Mathilde

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YIN WANG, on behalf of Trexco Int Ltd in SE1.

Hi Warren,

It is always good to hear somebody have some creative ideas and products.

Since you are interesting in exporting your new innovative devices, I think we can offer you some help about transportation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email info@trexco.net, or contact 02070969257 or simply visit www.trexco.net.

Kind Regards

Trexco Team

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RACHID Saleh, on behalf of Bbl in United States.

Hi Warren,
This is Rachid from Boston ,can you please send me your contact information
Thanks

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