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The UKTI Briefing #29 - Lord James Sassoon, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, UK Government

2011-11-02

Essential listening for all executives of Canadian financial-services companies that are considering expanding operations into the UK: in this Briefing, Lord Sassoon discusses UK banking reform; the taming of the country's decifit and regulations; how the UK is ensuring credit keeps flowing to business; and more.…

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The UKTI Briefing #28 - If Your Financial Services Company is Thinking of Expanding into the UK...

2011-06-01

On this Briefing, we look at how -- and why -- you should consider expanding your Canadian financial services company into the UK. We also discuss some of the ways that UK Trade & Investment Canada can be of assistance with your setup -- and your success. Guest: Philippe Gautier, Financial Services Specialist, UKTI.…

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The UKTI Briefing #27 - Tax-Related Highlights of the March, 2011 Budget

2011-05-10

What does the March, 2011 UK Government budget mean -- from a taxation perspective -- for Canadian companies operating in the UK? On this Briefing, we present the answers, with the help of Malcolm Joy, Tax Partner, BDO, UK.…

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The UKTI Briefing #26 - Dr. Andrew Pocock, British High Commissioner in Canada

2011-03-25

The new British High Commissioner in Canada discusses the current state of the UK economy, the UK's growth strategy for the future, why Canadian companies should consider expanding into the UK and more.…

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The UKTI Briefing #25 - PharmaTrust Inc.: An Investment Case Study, Pt. 3

2011-01-03

Canadian healthcare company PharmaTrust Inc. now has a foothold in the UK. In this Briefing, we look at how they see their future in the UK -- and at how valuable they have found the assistance of UK Trade & Investment Canada. Guest: Peter Suma, President, PharmaTrust Inc.…

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The UKTI Briefing #24 - PharmaTrust Inc.: An Investment Case Study, Pt. 2

2010-12-09

As Canadian healthcare company PharmaTrust Inc. began establishing their presence in the UK, they faced a number of issues, many of which UK Trade & Investment Canada helped solve. In this Briefing, you'll hear about those issues, as well as some insightful observations about the process of setting up in the UK. Guest: Peter Suma, President, PharmaTrust Inc.…

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The UKTI Briefing #23 - PharmaTrust Inc.: An Investment Case Study, Pt. 1

2010-10-29

When Canadian healthcare company PharmaTrust Inc. decided to consider expanding into the UK, they needed a great deal of information in order to determine whether or not to establish operations there. Discover how they came to their conclusion -- and the vital role that UK Trade & Investment Canada played.…

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The UKTI Briefing #22 - "Corporate Financing"

2010-10-20

What are the current corporate financing choices in the UK, and how can Canadian companies secure the available funding? Dominic Fiore, Partner, Corporate Assurance and Advisory, Fitzgerald & Law, London, explains.…

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The UKTI Briefing #21 - British Consul-General Jonathan Dart

2010-09-13

The British Consul-General in Toronto discusses the current state of the UK economy, key business-related aspects of the latest British budget, recent success of Canadian companies in the United Kingdom, and more.…

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The UKTI Briefing #20 - Welcome to The East Midlands

2010-07-05

Our ongoing exploration of the regions of the UK in which you might consider establishing a base for your European operation continues in this Briefing. Discussing the features and benefits of the East Midlands location is Nicola Kidd, Head of International, The East Midlands Development Agency.…

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The UKTI Briefing #19 - Tax Issues for Canadians Sent to Work in the UK

2010-05-31

Before you send Canadian employees to work for your UK operation, there are tax issues you need to be aware of, so that those employees and your company avoid various financial complications. Guest expert: Jonathan Boyfield, Director, Expatriate Tax Issues, Fitzgerald & Law, London.…

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The UKTI Briefing #18 - Employee Benefits

2010-05-12

When hiring UK employees for your Canadian company's British operation, you'll need to know about the benefits that are either required by law or that simply allow you to hire the best staff. Guest expert: Tim Atkins, Director, Financial Services, Fitzgerald & Law, London.…

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The UKTI Briefing #17 - Northern Ireland

2010-03-31

Gary Hanley, Invest Northern Ireland's SVP for North America, explains why this region could be the best location for your company's expansion into the U.K. He looks at the workforce, infrastructure, sectors that are succeeding in Northern Ireland, and more.…

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The UKTI Briefing #16 - Business Opportunities at the London 2012 Olympics and Beyond

2010-02-20

Over £6 billion (approx. CDN $9 billion) worth of contracts and over 75,000 business opportunities are available to companies that want to sell their products and services to the London 2012 Games. In this podcast, you'll discover how your Canadian company can do business with those Games, and in so doing, benefit both in 2012 and beyond. Guest expert: Matthew Hobbs, Director of Inward Investment, UK Trade & Investment Canada.…

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The UKTI Briefing #15 - UK immigration issues regarding Canadian employees

2010-01-31

If your Canadian company has a UK operation and is planning to send Canadian employees over to work for that operation, be sure to hear this podcast. Tom Redfern, Head of F&L Legal Services, part of the Fitzgerald & Law Group (UK), talks about immigration issues -- as well as requirements, solutions and more -- that you should be aware of, to avoid problems.…

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The UKTI Briefing #14 - What the Trade side of UKTI can do for your company

2010-01-18

Most of our Briefings present ways to successfully expand your company into the UK and what our Investment Officers can do in that regard. On this edition, we introduce the Trade side and what they can do for your operations in Canada as well as services they can provide if you set up a UK presence and, from there, do business with the rest of the world.…

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The UKTI Briefing #13 - Investment Officers

2009-10-21

When you're ready to ask questions about expanding your company's operations into the UK, you should first contact one of UKTI's Investment Officers. Two Officers explain why. …

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The UKTI Briefing #12 - Scotland: An ideal destination for international corporate expansion

2009-09-21

Scottish Development International's Director for Americas, Danny Cuzik, discusses some of the reasons companies from Canada and around the globe should consider expanding their operations into Scotland.

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The UKTI Briefing #11 - Islamic Finance

2009-05-22

Islamic Finance is a source of corporate financing that might be new to you. And it's abundant in the UK. Featuring two experts, this podcast is an introduction to Islamic Finance: what it is, how it works, why it might be suited to your company -- whether your company has a UK presence or not.…

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The UKTI Briefing #10 - Think London

2009-05-15

If your company has ever considered establishing operations (anything from a sales office to a manufacturing facility) in London, don't miss this podcast. You'll discover the sectors for which London is ideal. You'll find out all about the resources available to your company. You'll hear about opportunities for Canadian companies to sell to the 2012 Olympics organizing committee. You'll learn what the foreign-direct investment organization "Think London" can provide you so that your company will prosper in the UK capital. And more.…

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The UKTI Briefing #9 - Listing Your Company on the London Stock Exchange

2009-02-13

When should you list your Canadian company in London? Which of London's main markets is appropriate for your company? How can you go about getting a listing? A spokesperson from the LSE answers these and other important questions.…

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The UKTI Briefing #8 - Introducing the South West of England

2009-02-12

In this podcast, you'll discover why the South West could be the perfect region for the establishment of your UK presence.…

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The UKTI Briefing #7 - Profile: Oury Clark

2008-11-10

In this podcast, we introduce one of the third-party resources that can make your company's expansion into the UK a smooth one. Oury Clark is a firm of chartered accountants, lawyers, HR specialists and more.…

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The UKTI Briefing #6 - Presenting the East of England

2008-11-10

A sonic summary of the benefits and strengths of locating your UK operation in this region.…

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The UKTI Briefing #5 - Hiring UK Employees

2008-11-10

When hiring UK residents, you should be aware of important employment issues and employee expectations. Two directors from Fitzgerald & Law Group (chartered accountants, international business advisors) review those key points.…

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The UKTI Briefing #4 - The Top 3 FAQs

2008-09-05

Expert advisors answer the three questions most frequently asked by companies that are considering expanding into the UK.…

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The UKTI Briefing #3 - Starting Small

2008-09-03

Many Canadian companies initially expand into the UK on a small basis; that is, with 1 to 5 people in their new UK office. Find out why -- and how -- they do it.

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The UKTI Briefing #2 - An Overview of the Benefits of Expanding Your Company into the UK

2008-09-02

How can Canadian companies benefit from expanding into the UK? The answer is yours for the listening.…

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The UKTI Briefing #1 - An Introduction to Our New Podcast Series

2008-09-01

Why we've created this series -- and what you, as a Canadian executive with an international expansion strategy, can gain from it.

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