Internationalisation - local action, global attraction

International trade is critical to the Enterprise M3 economy and improving our productivity. We are working with our partners to ensure we retain and attract international businesses and help our businesses sell themselves and their goods and services to the world.


We continue to work to remain attractive to foreign investments and we want to help our businesses sell themselves and their goods and services to the world. Enterprise M3 is proud to host the largest concentration of foreign owned companies outside of London. For us it’s not all about the new, it is vital that we ensure these exciting businesses remain in the area and continue to invest, which is critical to our economic success.


To continue to provide an enticing offer for international businesses, we are working with our local authorities, Department for International Trade (DIT) and other partners. We have developed a much more effective and coherent approach to internationalisation of the local economy, encompassing both the attraction of new inward investment and the growth of our indigenous business base through increased international trade, essential with the threats and opportunities afforded by Brexit.


With Hampshire County Council and Surrey County Council we have a joint Internationalisation Officer who is the first point of contact, coordinating enquiries and acting as a gateway into our international activity, able to offer the ‘red carpet’ treatment to new and existing investors.


A ‘joint virtual team’ pulls together knowledge and expertise from various organisations across the Enterprise M3 area, such as universities, Chambers and other intermediaries and all local authorities. It includes sector specialists and topic experts, with the intention of being able to mobilise a rapid response team for any business enquiries and subsequent pitches.


A recent success of this partnership working has seen the announcement that Farnborough International Airport has been chosen as the location for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s London Area Service Centre with a state of the art, purpose-built facility expected to be operational by the third quarter of 2020.  The new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility will include office space, customer areas, shop space and a hangar able to accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft. Significant ramp space will also be included, along with a car parking area. The entire facility is projected to cover approximately 16,723 to 20,439sqm.


Through our work, with our partners, we are we are maximising resources and connecting and linking funded activity to ensure a joined up approach to promote Enterprise M3 to the world and its markets.  Want to know more about our international work contact Paulina Piotrowski -

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