From Mary Rabatin, Vice President, North America, The British Midlands, Chicago, IL (312-321-0217 -- contact her to receive the eight-page PDF file on the program -- very useful information)For more information and to register for the June 4 Chicago program, go here. Not sure if I can make it but am trying ... hope to see you there.
Bridge2Growth is a public-private partnership between the UK local government and qualified professional service companies. We are a 501(c)(3) organization that provides free assistance to North American companies looking to set up a physical presence in the Midlands region of the UK.
The service companies involved provide a list of free services to participating companies as a way to acquire new customers. For example HSBC will set up your UK bank account for free hoping that your banking needs will grow as the company grows.
The web page is set up specifically for the event for ease of registration. We wanted few clicks and concentration on the seminar details.
Participants of the program are able to get their company registered with Companies House (The official UK government register of UK companies) for free through our partnering law firm of Matineau Johnson. Like HSBC, this Midlands based law firm is providing registration free in the hopes that any future legal matters will be presented to their firm. There is no obligation however.
If a company is interested in visiting the Midlands UK region, we put together a two day Delegation Tour about every quarter. The cost during the two days is subsidized (hotel and meals) however airfare and travel beyond the tour is not covered.
Thus far we have a good turnout of companies registered for the Bridge2Growth event next week in Chicago. It is a straightforward program that we are very proud of. We do the paperwork and the company grows their business.
Hope you are able to make it. I would be pleased to meet you.