High Street Partners Named to UK Government’s UK Advisory Network
Working with UK Trade & Investment, HSP shares best practices and advice based on its experience launching and successfully operating more than 100 foreign entities in the UK
ANNAPOLIS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--High Street Partners (HSP), a premier provider of international business software and services that simplify the management and control of international expansion and operations, is now an official member of the UK Advisory Network (UKAN), a program overseen by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), a government department that provides high-quality and trusted support to foreign companies setting up in the UK.
“We are delighted that High Street Partners has joined UKAN and is working so closely with the UKTI team to provide first rate service to businesses looking to expand into the UK.”
HSP has already helped more than 100 companies expand into the UK, and it works closely with UKTI to produce live events, webinars and educational materials to guide companies as they begin their business growth journey in the UK. Over the past several years, HSP has helped launch and support notable companies in the UK such as Pentaho, Hightail and Meetings & Incentives Worldwide.
“For many companies, the UK is the first step in an overseas expansion strategy, and we’ve invested heavily there to simplify the experience and accelerate the time to profit,” said Larry Harding, HSP founder and CEO. “We’ve had a collaborative relationship with UKTI for years, and we’re eager to expand our successful partnership under the auspices of the UKAN program.”
“We are seeing a large amount of U.S. investment in the UK, which is why it is so important to provide high quality business services,” said Kirsten Chambers, Head of Trade & Investment, UKTI. “We are delighted that High Street Partners has joined UKAN and is working so closely with the UKTI team to provide first rate service to businesses looking to expand into the UK.”
In its recent 2012/2013 Inward Investment Annual Report, UKTI reported that inward investment in the UK increased by 22 percent between 2012 and 2013. The U.S. strengthened its position as the largest foreign investor in the UK with 396 projects, up by 18 percent year-over-year, with nearly 50,000 new and safeguarded jobs. The fastest-growing sectors included software and computer services, financial services and business services.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. It also helps overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK’s economy – acknowledged as Europe’s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. It provides companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. For more information on UKTI, visit www.ukti.gov.uk or visit the online newsroom at www.ukti.gov.uk/media.
About High Street Partners
High Street Partners (HSP) is a premier provider of international business software and services. Its solutions help organizations capitalize on their global growth opportunities by simplifying the management and control of international expansion and operations. With more than a decade of experience working with 600 customers in 110 countries, HSP is a trusted partner that delivers on a promise of International Expansion Simplified. The company offers a flexible, highly integrated solution set, which includes its cloud-based software suite HSP OverseasConnect®, with applications for global payroll, global accounting and global expense management, and HSP Overseas Direct®, a family of managed services including all activities required for establishing and operating an international office or entity. HSP also offers consulting services delivered under the HSP Overseas Advisory banner making it a one-stop-shop for international business. Serving a wide range of industries, commercial enterprises and educational institutions, HSP is committed to helping its customers succeed in their international endeavors. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, HSP has offices worldwide including Boston, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. For more information, call 1-888-881-6576 or visit www.hsp.com.