Mayor of London's international business programme partners with Moore Kingston Smith to support scaleups
01 July 2021
Moore Kingston Smith and the Mayor's International Business Programme announce new partnership
London & Partners’ Mayor’s International Business Programme (MIBP) and Moore Kingston Smith today announced a strategic partnership to help London-based scaleups achieve their international growth ambitions.
The new partnership will provide programme members with access to advisers from a leading UK multi-disciplinary professional services firm to support them on their scaling journey. Since its inception in 2016, the MIBP has helped more than 1000 London-based companies internationalise, creating over 1,700 jobs for the global economy.
Companies on the programme already benefit from a wide range of free support services, including a mentoring scheme, workshops, access to trade missions and introductions to top corporates all over the world.
Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal, said: “The last year has been challenging for businesses in London and around the world, but the ambitions of London scaleups to grow internationally continue to go from strength to strength. Moore Kingston Smith’s expertise will be of enormous benefit to companies on the Mayor’s International Business programme, providing them with the support they need to grow and succeed in new markets.”
Nick Winters, Partner and Head of Technology at Moore Kingston Smith said: “We are delighted to partner with the Mayor’s International Business Programme, building on our long-term support for London’s scaleups. These businesses are an important part of our current client base and we look forward to advising and supporting the amazing companies participating in the programme as they embark upon the next steps in their growth journeys.”
During the pandemic, the programme continued to keep global expansion plans moving for London scaleups through a series of virtual trade missions for scaling companies to digitally explore new markets and directly connect with potential customers. Recently the MIBP also ran its first diversity, equity and inclusion trade mission to North America, supporting entrepreneurs from Black, Asian or mixed backgrounds to fulfil their growth ambitions.
Moore Kingston Smith joins Microsoft, Ciklum, Globalization Partners, Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as partners of the Mayor’s International Business Programme.
Sara French, Director of Trade & Growth at London & Partners, added: “It is fantastic to welcome Moore Kingston Smith to join our excellent line-up of partners for the Mayor’s International Business Programme. Moore Kingston Smith’s strategic insight and commercial and financial expertise will be an invaluable resource for the companies we support – even more so in the current virtual climate as we continue to support London’s scaleups achieve their global expansion plans.”
The MIBP welcomes a new cohort of companies every quarter, with its 20th cohort launching on 12th July. More than 50 London-based scaleups will be joining the programme and are invited to attend lots of virtual events throughout the week.
Notes to editors
About London & Partners
London & Partners is the business growth and destination agency for London. Our mission is to create economic growth that is resilient, sustainable and inclusive.
Our mission focuses on:
- High-growth sectors – supporting international and domestic businesses in high-growth sectors to scale through our investment, trade, growth and innovation programmes.
- Visitor economy – attracting visitors and events and developing London as a world-class destination.
- London brand – growing London’s global reputation to support economic growth.
- Partnership and ventures – creating partnerships and profit-making ventures to reinvest into our economic growth activity.
London & Partners is a not-for-profit company. We operate as a social enterprise, half funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and half from other sources, including our portfolio of commercial ventures.
For more information, visit: https://londonandpartners.com
About the Mayor’s International Business Programme
Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Mayor’s International Business Programme helps ambitious scaleups from London’s technology, life sciences, creative and urban sectors to expand their businesses internationally. The free 12-month programme provides world-class support and advice for international business success, including bespoke, on-the-ground support in key global markets.
The Mayor’s International Business Programme is supported by its corporate delivery partners: Ciklum, Globalization Partners, Microsoft, Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
For more information, visit: https://business.london/go-to-grow
About Moore Kingston Smith
Moore Kingston Smith is a leading UK firm of accountants and business advisers with a team of over 500 people based in and around London.
The team delivers results with strategic insight, drive and dedication to scaling businesses through commercial, financial and taxation advice.
Moore Kingston Smith can support you as you scale internationally through the local presence of the Moore Global Network, an international family made up of 30,000 people across more than 100 countries.
For more information, visit: https://mooreks.co.uk