HH Global, leader in global marketing services, has joined a drive to help the UK’s creative companies win high value contracts overseas which has been launched by the government today.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will support a taskforce of the UK’s top 100 creative sector small and medium sized enterprises to win £500 million worth of high value overseas contracts in the next three years. The initiative is part of a government plan to get 100,000 more UK businesses exporting.
Companies on the taskforce include HH Global, Zaha Hadid Architects, The British Museum, FutureBrand, Mother, factorydesign, Populous and the V&A. They span thetransport, healthcare, retail, cultural developments and global sports sectors.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The growing appetite for British design offers many opportunities for innovative firms of all sizes to boost their overseas trade and attract new investment. Collectively the creative industries already generate more than £36 billion a year for the UK economy - £70,000 every minute - and employ 1.5 million people.
“From airport interiors to ground-breaking medical devices and design exhibitions, the creative industries account for around £1 in every £10 of the UK’s exports and are crucial to building a stronger economy. With new support from UK Trade & Investment, we want to help creative SMEs access more high value supply chain opportunities across the globe."
Tony Massey, CMO, HH Global, commented: “HH Global has had a strong footprint in the UK for over 20 years. In recent times the company has developed a focus on international business and expanded its proposition into Creative Production and Services. Being part of the UKTI Taskforce is giving us a great insight into how to make the best approach in international markets with these services, whilst also flying the flag for UK innovation in creativity and design.”