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 or in expanding your business to Switzerland.

About the Swiss Business Hubs

With the aim of promoting exports and investments more proactively, in 2001 Switzerland decided to upgrade the trade sections of selected embassies and consulates general around the world into Swiss Business Hubs. A network of 21 hubs exists today, providing Swiss companies with worldwide assistance in developing new potential for their international business and promoting Switzerland as a business location. The Swiss Business Hubs' activities are supported by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), which has been officially commissioned by the Swiss government to promote exports, imports and investments. Swiss Business Hubs can be found in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India, Singapore, China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Mexico and Turkey.

All hubs have a first-rate network of contacts both in the host country and in Switzerland and are part of a Swiss Embassy or Consulate General.

Visit S-GE’s official website for more information: www.s-ge.com