KPMG has entered into a strategic partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), which will see the two organisations supporting the growth of UK exports of goods and expertise. Both organisations have signalled an intent to collaborate together offering support to what is a vital part of the UK’s economic growth targets. UKTI and KPMG will work together over the coming months on a number of initiatives to support current and new exporters.
The first initiative to be announced involves a continuation of work with the NHS Leadership Academy. With the support of Healthcare UK, the government body which supports the UK health sector to do business overseas, KPMG will work with the NHS Leadership Academy to take their successful training programmes to countries where there is growing demand for the UK’s proven expertise in healthcare leadership. Created in 2012, the Leadership Academy has already trained over 36,000 leaders at all levels in the NHS in England.
Lord Livingston, Minister for Trade & Investment, said: “It’s great to see UKTI and KPMG come together to present this vision for how we can work in partnership over the next two years. In particular, the plans to work with the NHS to extend the NHS Leadership Academy across the globe are an excellent example of how Government and the private sector can work together to encourage economic growth.”
KPMG will also work with the wider UKTI team to address the challenges facing SMEs in identifying opportunities to export. KPMG will promote the UKTI Business Opportunities Programme (Bizopps) to its clients and contacts.
Simon Collins, Chairman of KPMG in the UK, said: “SMEs are the beating heart of our growing economy. The Bizopps programme will really boost small businesses across the UK, helping them access international markets to drive the UK’s export growth.”