International Business Opportunities

We work closely with partners overseas, the Department for International Trade (DIT) and foreign embassies to bring your business export, import and investment opportunities from around the world. Please see below for the latest opportunities and business leads.

If you are interested in any of the opportunities, please email, citing the name of the opportunity you are interested in.



Sri Lanka - Airport & Aviation  Services

Request for proposals for establishment and operation of an airport hotel at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, Sri Lanka. 

For more information, please email:

Deadline: 25/01/2018



New Zealand - International business training

The government is looking for suppliers of training services to help New Zealand businesses enter the Chinese market.

It is looking for companies to apply to qualify for a pre-qualified suppliers list. This invitation may introduce your company to New Zealand businesses that are considering how to enter the Chinese Market.

You must have:

- a clear track record of delivering training that supports businesses to increase their understanding of entering and expanding in China 
- a minimum of 2 years' expertise in providing China business training based on either having worked with New Zealand exporting companies, or other experience in an international context

For more information, please email:

Deadline: 31/12/2018

Colombia - University programmes

A company is looking to partner with UK universities to promote overseas degree programmes.

The company:

- promotes foreign university programmes to Colombian students 
- wants to broaden its portfolio and promote UK university programmes in Colombia 
- wants to establish a partnership or agreement with universities

For more information, please email

Deadline: 31/01/2018

Hong Kong - Teaching agency

The government is looking for a UK supply teaching agency to help find native English-speaking teachers to work in Hong Kong.

It is looking for:

- a UK teaching agency to recruit more qualified English teachers to teach in Hong Kong for the 2018 to 2019 school year - the provision of teachers under the Native English-speaker teachers (NETs) scheme for local government primary and secondary schools

The NETs scheme aims to support and strengthen English language learning at schools and NETs will work alongside the English language teachers at schools.

For more information, please email:

Deadline: 31 March 2018


IT, Creative & Media

Russia - Screens and information displays

A number of sporting schools are looking for providers of screens and displays.

You should be able to provide:

- light emitting diode (LED) screens - information displays - scoring indicator boards

They will be used for games and competitions in Moscow.

You must be able to demonstrate previous successful sales.

For more information, please email:

Deadline: 30 March 2018

France - Museum branding and support communications

A museum needs a service provider develop a fresh visual identity for the museum and promotional communications.

You should be able to provide help with creating a new visual identity including:

- optional renaming
- website design
- press releases
- trade literature
- media support

The museum is based in eastern France.

The contract is worth up to £25,000 annually and may be renewed up to 3 times.

You must be able to work in French.

You will also need to provide references of similar work within the last 3 years.

The deadline to reply is 4pm on 9 April 2018.

France is an hour ahead of GMT.

Tender submissions must be made in French.

For more information, please email:



Middle East - Mop & Sponge Manufacturers

A representative is looking for a manufacturer of mops and sponges. 

For more information, please email:


South Africa - Biomass-to-power project

An organisation is looking for a company to develop and construct biomass-to-power plants.

You should be able to supply:

- an environmental and social impact assessment - financial and transaction advisory services including project financial modelling, financing risks & mitigation and capital raising - legal advisory services like initial due diligence

You will also need to supply detailed engineering designs, to include but not be limited to:

- process engineering - plant layout, specifications and sizing - electromechanical component designs - geotechnical and geodetic surveys - plant foundations designs, utilities and services - site layout and architectural and structural designs for ancillary buildings

The last component will include the grid interconnection study and design of requisite grid interconnection infrastructure.

The power plants will each produce up to 10 megawatts.

For more information, please email:

Deadline: 30 March 2018

Vietnam - Landfill upgrade consultancy

An environmental and construction company needs consultancy for a landfill upgrade project.

The company works with a major water supplier. It's key capabilities are engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and environment 

For more information, please email:

Deadline: 31 March 2018

China - Snack food sought by a Shanghai E-commerce company

A company is looking for UK middle to high-end snacks.

It needs snacks like:

- crisps - nuts - biscuits - chocolates - sweets

The company:

- was founded in 2017 - is a comprehensive shopping platform targeting the Shanghai region - sells imported food and drink products from Spain, Italy, and France - is interested in UK brands that have not yet entered the Chinese market

Please note that the export opportunity is targeted to UK brand owners, or UK qualified exporters, who have a wide range of food and drink products and can supply a large quantity of goods. 

For more information, please email:

Deadline: 31 March 2018

Vietnam - Fitness supplements

A importer and distributor of health and dietary products is looking for fitness and beauty supplements.

Your products must be:

- ready to ship to the local market - unique and effective - certified by the FDA, CE, CFS with GMP, ccGMP or NF0053

The company has:

- 10 years' experience - partnerships with over 200 experts in the health industry - 5 large scale warehouses - a distribution network of 63 provinces - over 800 premium points of sale including supermarkets, drugstores, mum and baby stores, retailers and wholesalers

Its target customers include:

- children and teenagers - adults and elderly - health- conscious men and women

You should include profile details and a statement of capability.

For more information, please email:

Deadline: 31 March 2018



USA - Freight forwarding services

An international organisation needs freight forwarding services for worldwide operations.

It needs a multi-modal (sea and surface) freight forwarding service. It should be door to door, port to door, door to port and so on.

The service also needs to include full vessel charter, part cargo, liner services, and so on as well as inland transportation when necessary.

For more information, please email:

Deadline: October 2018