Our partners

These innovative partners support the programme and are on hand to help you achieve global success.

ERDF

The Mayor’s International Business Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects that will create jobs and support innovation, businesses and local community regenerations.  

Collinson

Collinson is a global leader in customer benefits and loyalty. It delivers exceptional travel, insurance and assistance products that differentiate value propositions, and loyalty solutions that win deeper, more valuable customer relationships. For over 30 years, it has been chosen by the world’s leading payment networks, banks, airlines and hotel groups to craft customer experiences that enable them to acquire, engage and retain the most profitable, but most demanding, customers.

Globalization Partners

Globalization Partners simplifies international business by enabling companies to hire teams in 187+ countries without setting up foreign branch offices.  You find the talent, and they put your team members on their locally compliant payroll.  This lifts the burden of navigating global HR, tax and legal matters from your shoulders. Globalization Partners: International Business, Simplified.

KPMG 

KPMG works with businesses across a range of sectors, from small startup enterprises through to mid-market and FTSE 100 corporates. With around 12,000 staff operating from 22 UK offices, it combines business and industry expertise with a dedicated focus to help businesses and their owners achieve their growth and international ambitions.

Lloyds Bank

For more than 250 years, Lloyds Bank is proud to have served the people, businesses and communities of Britain. It offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services, shaped to suit individual needs, from current accounts and savings to mortgages, loans and credit cards. It is the UK’s biggest provider of startup finance for small businesses. Through a network of over a hundred commercial banking offices, it provides support to UK businesses, from SMEs to large corporates and financial institutions.

Microsoft

The Microsoft for Startups programme delivers access to technology, go-to-market and community benefits to help startups build their technology and customer bases. The programme offers joint sales engagements with startups, along with access to technology, and community spaces that promote collaboration across local and global ecosystems.

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is a global law firm with 28 offices internationally that serves the world's most innovative people and businesses. Deeply embedded within their sectors, they work closely together with their clients to crack complex problems, enabling ideas and aspirations to thrive. Together they challenge expectation and create extraordinary results.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR)

WSGR is a US law firm that opened its London office in 2018. WSGR supports UK-based scaleups through all stages of their lifecycle in the US, from launch, expansion and fundraising to US partnerships, M&As and IPOs, connecting companies to its transatlantic network of capital providers, corporates and advisors.

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