Discovering and Scouting the Market

We gathered a list of tools & services to help you explore and understand the UK market.

Explore the UK Market with our partners

They offer : Market opportunity analysis | Go-to-market strategy | Marketing and positioning strategies

businessfrance

Business France’s three missions are:

  • Fostering export growth by French businesses.
  • Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
  • Promoting France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location.

These missions involve:

  • Offering customised solutions and services to foreign businesses and investors to foster exports, but also to detect, support and facilitate inward investment.
  • Playing a role in defining national and regional programs geared towards developing industries internationally and enhancing France’s investment attractiveness, not least through sector-based and regional associations and greater synergies between firms.
  • Supporting the decision-making processes and performance improvements of exporting companies and industrial/financial investors in France.
  • Helping to optimise the performance of mid-size companies and innovative businesses to speed up their development outside their domestic market, leading to significant business growth.
  • Developing and managing the government-run framework underpinning the VIE / VIA international internship program.
  • Carrying out, overseeing or taking part in all international cooperation initiatives launched in its areas of expertise.
  • Monitoring France’s image and economic attractiveness abroad, while coordinating influential international business networks.
  • Analysing and suggesting government policy measures to support the international development of the French economy.
  • Drawing up, developing and rolling out effective communication approaches adapted to each of its targets, in France and abroad, to help meet these objectives.

frenchchamberofgreatbritain

The Chamber can help start-ups at all stages of their development with a wide range of professional services, which are competitively priced. These include:

  • Virtual office: registered address service and phone line in central London
  • Company set-up assistance: a bespoke one-day programme of individual meetings with local experts before setting up a company in the UK
  • Recruitment service with a special package for start-ups
  • Flexible and all-inclusive desk rental in the Incubator
  • Boardroom rental in a professional environment
  • Accountancy services and advice with bilingual professional
  • Payroll management: processing, payment and HR support

Member start-ups can also:

  • Join the SMEs/Entrepreneurs/Start-ups club which meets 6 times a year and focuses on transversal issues/challenges (free of charge)
  • Join the Start-up Lab to be launched in 2016 with pitch competitions and a mentoring programme
  • Take part in around 60 events per year, including ‘small meets big’ events which are opportunities for start-ups to meet relevant contacts within big organisations, expand their networks and ultimately develop their businesses
  • Benefit from visibility through articles or ITWs in INFO magazine, stands at events, participation as speakers, especially at events organised in partnership with FrenchConnect London (such as the Franco British Digital Conference in 2015). We also propose sponsorship and advertising opportunities
  • Start-ups can also take part in the annual Franco-British Business Awards organised by the Chamber

Meet French Tech Communities based in London

They offer : Business networking | Tailored intro | Perks programs | Events

fv

Frog Valley is a network of London based French entrepreneurs that was launched more than 5 years ago. We organize regular events such as networking and workshops in venues closely linked to London startup ecosystem (Google Campus, Wayra, Central Working, etc.). We also offer content (articles, resources, directory of startups) on our website www.frogvalley.net.

FRENCH DIGITAL

French Digital was launched 4 years ago in London, to bring together the community of French, Francophone and Francophiles professionals in Europe and beyond.

Our community is open and gathers all types of actors of the digital ecosystem - managers, executives, CEOs, students or investors, from large corporations to young and dynamic startups.

FCL

Launched in 2014 by 3 French tech entrepreneurs living in London, FrenchConnect is a private member club gathering more than 150 French Digital Leaders in London. Our elite group of entrepreneurs (CEO & Founders) and investors have access to exclusive high-quality events all year long to expand their network and be inspired.

FrenchChamberOfGreatBritain

The French Chamber of Great Britain organises around 60 events every year with prominent guest speakers from the British and French political and business worlds. These offer great opportunities for start-ups to expand their network of contacts and thereby develop their businesses.

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