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Mining for British Foreign Direct Investment

From an ElectriCities newsletter:

During the week of February 26 – March 2, 2018, Global Consulting client, ElectriCities, sponsored and participated in a roadshow in England and Wales mining for British Foreign Direct Investment company prospects.

Our first stop was in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, where we conducted a roundtable discussion with carefully selected small-to-medium-size companies (SMEs) interested in setting up in the U.S. or in finding a trustworthy American partner. 

Next, we met with a consultant, in Oxford, who specializes in the British retail industry. We explained our retail initiative. He will be getting ElectriCities connected to retailers he knows or would be interested in setting up their first retail store in North Carolina. 

We visited with two SMEs in Wales, both of which are ready to visit North Carolina, in one case, to look at sites to open their first U.S. office and, in the other, expanding the Seattle office to North Carolina. 

We were honored to be a presenter at the West of England Aerospace Forum’s Annual Conference, in Bristol, attended by 250 delegates. In addition to identifying several company FDI to the U.S. prospects, we were able to network with gate-keepers from Rolls Royce, BAE Systems and Airbus, among others. 

Finally, in London, we met with a very interesting, London-based multinational advertising and marketing company, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. They are interested in a future southeast U.S. location. 

This was our second roadshow to the U.K in the last ten months. The results exceeded our expectations and we are already planning a second trip this Fall.

We would like to thank our European consultants, Russ Froneberger, Global Consulting, and Ian Weatherhead, Global Consulting (UK) for organizing this outstanding roadshow.

Ian Weatherhead to Attend Two Springtime Trade Shows

Global Consulting (UK)’s Managing Director, Ian Weatherhead, will be representing Global Consulting at these springtime trade shows: 

Security and Policing (http://www.securityandpolicing.co.uk/when-where/)

Security & Counter Terror Expo (https://www.counterterrorexpo.com/) 

If you are attending and want to meet up with Ian, please let him know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Client of the Month

Global Consulting's President, Russ Froneberger, is pleased to recognize NRW Invest as our Client of the Month. 

NRW.INVEST is the economic development agency of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). It deals with the acquisition of and support for foreign investors and the international marketing for NRW as a business location. As One-Stop-Agency for foreign investors, NRW.INVEST supports mainly international companies with their investment projects and settlements in NRW throughout the entire settlement process. NRW.INVEST maintains two subsidiaries in Japan and the United States as well as six representative offices in China, India, Korea, Poland, Russia and Turkey. The sole shareholder of NRW.INVEST is the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.


Paris Air Show News

Global Consulting is gearing up for Russ Froneberger's attendance at the 2017 Paris Air Show, June 19-25. Once again, we will be connecting our economic development agency clients from Europe and the U.S. to companies interested in setting up in the U.S. and Europe, respectively. Any interested companies and economic development agencies who want to meet up in Paris, please let Russ Froneberger know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .