As you know the High Value Opportunity (HVO) programme focuses on large (mainly) infrastructure projects overseas that have a potential accessible value to the UK of more than £250 Million.
I am one of the Business Specialists working on a number of HVOs.
Our task is to connect UK Companies, large and small that can deliver against demand across the HVO project lifecycle. From inception and master planning, design and engineering, through construction down to the key tier two supply chain and main operational suppliers.
As part of the HVO process, each project is assessed for its match to UK capability, and we use a combination of UK Trade & Investments own Company information, Trade Associations and bespoke research, to identify and connect with UK Business (large and small) that can meet the specific demand at each stage of the project.
When we contacted a UK Company, we also contact the UK Trade & Investment’s local representative (usually an International Trade Advisor) to ensure that the company also receives the full range of services and continued support that UK Trade & Investment can provide to facilitate their exports.
Finally we also use the UK Trade & Investment Business Opportunities web site to advertise the opportunities as they arise to ensure that UK Companies registered for business alerts also receive the opportunity details and consequently an opportunity to become connected with the projects.
SMEs feature all stages of the above process.