British gov't to open SME centre in Dubai

UK-Dubai Business Centre aims to help SMEs from the UK set up in the region
British gov't to open SME centre in Dubai
By Neil King
Tue 18 Mar 2014 02:00 PM

The British government is due to open a business centre in Dubai to help small and medium sized enterprises from the UK set up in the region.

The UK-Dubai Business Centre is scheduled to open in April and will be located in the SME sector of Dubai’s Department for Economic Development, providing British companies with office space, facilities, and an understanding of the local market.

Speaking at the British Embassy in Dubai, the UK’s Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Ian Livingston, said: “The UK-Dubai Business Centre is going to act as a place where small companies can set up and be incubated.”

The British companies will work with local Dubai companies to establish a presence in the market, which could then lead to greater regional and global success.

The centre is part of a campaign to promote and support British SMEs abroad, with the British government investing $13m over the next three to five years to establish business centres in 40 countries.

A second UAE centre is due to be launched in Abu Dhabi later this year.

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