DHL Express


DHL Express is the global market leader in the international express business, specialising in time and day critical shipments to all corners of the globe. Learn more about growing your business and developing in new markets with the DHL essential guide to international trade.

BT Business 

As a partner of the BCC, BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services including networked IT services, telecommunications services and higher-value broadband and Internet products and services. With our regional teams, BT works across the whole of the UK, marshalling resources and solutions to meet the challenges and issues of different localities.

The small business sector is the real economic powerhouse of UK plc and one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy. Entrepreneurial businesses in particular are flourishing in the face of the changing business world and it is extremely important that these changes are recognised. We want to break down the barriers for small businesses and technology is enabling us to help small businesses to do this.

Barclays Life Skills 

LifeSkills aims to equip young people with the key skills needed in the workplace, boosting our economy and supporting our society.  The programme brings together educators, businesses, young people and parents to achieve this, as increasingly young people need to leave education not only with appropriate academic results but with the skills that we know businesses need now and in the future.  It provides educators with more than 50 hours of free curriculum linked employability resources, as well as dozens of interactive tools for young people to learn in their own time or in conjunction with their parents.  LifeSkills also supports businesses to offer  work experience opportunities, traineeships and apprenticeships.

Middlesex University


Middlesex University has a reputation for the highest quality teaching and research that makes a real difference to people’s lives and a practical, innovative approach to working with business to develop staff potential and provide solutions to business issues.

 We teach 40,000 students, have campuses in north London, Dubai, Malta and Mauritius; and offices around the world, the largest university network. The University won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Enterprise in 2011 for International work, this followed an earlier award for work based learning.  

The Work place learning approach recognises prior learning experience, and the expertise of learners, recognising current capability and ensuring access at the specific level that best reflects individual ability. Our models offer flexibility whilst maintaining academic rigour. By nature of the work place focus, programmes of learning can be effectively delivered cross functionally, disciplinary or organisationally.


Bibby Finanical Services

Bibby Financial Services is a leading funding partner to over 7,000 businesses in the UK and the country’s largest independent invoice finance specialist. With a presence in 14 countries across all the major continents, Bibby have the skills and knowledge to help you handle all the complexities that a global business can encounter. With their extensive experience of the export trade, they’re able to increase your funding as overseas sales become a greater proportion of your order book. 


Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.


UK Export Finance helps UK exporters by providing guarantees and insurance policies that complement those on offer in the private sector; and guidance on sources of export finance.