What skill-set should the right agent or distributor have to grow a business overseas ?

Question

What skill-set should the right agent or distributor have to grow a business overseas ?

This question was asked at our recent webinar – Finding the right agent or distributor to grow your business overseas

Answer

Hi Chiedu,

Please find here a few points about how to deal with a distributor: http://www.thebrc.co.uk/distributor/

Hope this helps,

Lorela

Answer

Hi Chiedu,

Based on various experiences from the exporters I’ve dealt with, here are some of the traits/skill-set they look for in an agent or distributor overseas — Good digital/online presence, marketing capability, sector expertise, regional market reach (optional), enable to provide assistance with government requirement compliance, and good communication skills. Hope this helps.

I work for the British Chamber of Commerce Philippines (BCCP) and UKTI Manila in delivering services to help companies like yours to export or set up businesses in the Philippines. Our Headstart services are delivered in line with UKTI standards, whom we work closely with. Under Headstart, we can help you understand the market better, arrange market visit for you, introduce you to local contacts like distributors and arrange events to help you promote your product/ services in the market. We also arrange Trade Missions.

Should you be interested in exploring opportunities in the Philippines, we, at the BCCP would be delighted to assist you further.

Kind regards,

Patricia De Mesa
Project and Research Officer
British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
T: (+63 2 5565232 loc. 302)
E: mpdemesa@britcham.org.ph
W: www.britcham.org.ph/uksmesphilippines

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