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Alliott Group & Sherrards approved as experts in new UK Investment Support Directory

The Department of International Trade has launched its new directory designed to streamline foreign investment into the UK, with Alliott Group and Sherrards Solicitors listed as approved providers.

Alliott Group and Sherrards Solicitors are now listed as approved businesses in the Department for International Trade (DIT) newly-launched UK Investment Support Directory, a new online tool which will help international investors set up and expand their operations in the UK.

All companies listed on the directory must have their application approved by the DIT. Both Alliott Group and London law member Sherrards Solicitors have been accepted to the Directory following an invitation by the DIT to apply to join.

Hosted on the invest.great.gov.uk website, the  searchable directory connects international investors to businesses across the UK which provide services key to helping a business set up or expand their operations in the UK, including experts in accountancy, law, consultancy, recruitment and more.

Through the new online platform, potential investors can tailor their search for support and source experts by industry, region, business experience and language expertise.

Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart MP said: "The launch of the new Investment Support Directory is one of many ways in which DIT is helping to drive investment to every corner of the UK. We hope this new Directory will be an invaluable resource for investors thinking of setting up operations in the UK. We are making it easier than ever before for foreign investors to find opportunities in the UK, supported by our network of HMTCs and global experts across more than 100 countries, to ensure the UK remains the number one destination for foreign direct investment in Europe."

Mark Slaughter, Director General for Investment said: "The UK Investment Support Directory is a smart, new digital tool that innovatively connects investors to private sector expertise. This interactive platform allows investors to tailor their searches to find the specific advice they are looking for or generates a range of businesses if they aren’t sure what they’re looking for yet. It is another way DIT is helping support foreign investment by streamlining connections between UK businesses and overseas investors. 

The new platform is designed to support the investment process by making information more accessible and is part of wider initiatives by the department to increase foreign direct investment into the UK. Recent figures published by the OECD confirm the UK as the leading destination for foreign direct investment in Europe, and the third most significant in the world, behind the US and China. The directory will also help promote the expertise of the UK’s service sector to investors across the globe."

Paul Marmor, Head of International Services at Sherrards said: “The Directory represents a great instrument to bring investors to the UK and yes quite frankly we were chuffed to be invited by DIT to get involved and to be accepted on to this very prestigious platform which will also be an important starting platform for Britain’s embassies and consulates when making connections to professionals in the UK”

Alliott Group COO Giles Brake adds: "We embraced this opportunity to develop Alliott Group's market profile in the UK and our reputation as an enabler of international business. Foreign investors will have access to not only our innovative, tried and tested member firms in the UK, but also to a global alliance of firms which currently extends to 64 other countries worldwide and which is expanding rapidly to new markets."