“British Business Group Vietnam was extremely professional in helping us identify suitable prospects in Vietnam so we could establish new exports there, as it is is a growing market. As a small business we rely on support like this from the British Chambers to help us break into new markets. Thank you for you help and support.”
Nick Lewis – Founder, Grohanger
“Both the Hanoi and HCMC offices of the BBGV worked as a team together to coordinate a visit by GEMS Education to the country. We had a very well-arranged programme, and in addition they sourced a driver and car for us (much less expensive than hiring one from our hotel!). All the companies we met had been warmed up by the BBGV and they had already seen our presentation, which meant we could use the valuable time at each meeting having more substantive discussions. Both Dung and An displayed a good knowledge of our company and what we were looking for and were happy to contribute to discussions where they could add value, and, of course, assist with translation. We felt we made an important breakthrough on this visit, and, in fact, our most senior executive is back in Vietnam today to follow up on a specific commercial opportunity that arose from one of these meetings. The most memorable moment, though, of course, was taking part in the BBGV fun run at the beginning of the week! Despite being overseas I do feel that we are part of the BBGV community, and where possible will try to schedule our visits when BBGV networking events are taking place.”
“Linn Products used the services of BBGV to identify and qualify relevant players in the market who may be interested in becoming Linn’s distributor for the Vietnam market place. The service was fast, efficient and very well priced. A series of meetings was made with potential partners all of whom were highly relevant and efficient operators in our business sector. We anticipate concluding a partnership within the coming weeks and look forward to successful and sustainable arrangement. As a method of achieving FastTrack market penetration into the HCMC or wider Vietnam market I would recommend using these services.”
Russell Maycock, International Market Opportunities, Linn Products Ltd
“The service provided was excellent. The selection of partners was very thorough and accorded with what we were trying to achieve from the new business partnership. Following-up the initial contacts and arranging meetings with potential partners was first class. Altogether remarkable service. I would highly recommend the service to other business owners.”
Lucilda Stewart- Director, Stewart Hill UK
“If anything, the week gave me a fantastic opportunity to really start to understand the local pharmaceutical market, and the opportunity it could hold for my company. The organisation from the local BBGV team was exceptional (especially from An), and this was undoubtedly the highlight of the week, making the whole process extremely easy for me, and I am personally extremely grateful for this assistance.”
Mark Vallance – Head of International Business Development, Clinigen Group
“I would like to thank you all for your hard work and support in setting up my meetings and for being of such valuable assistance to me last week during my trip to HCMC and Hanoi.
For QA Systems this was the first time the company has ever conducted this kind of an experiment, paying for a unique Trade Mission and in relying on a set of highly skilled specialists to help us set up meetings and I believe that it was a worthwhile exercise and should result in new software licenses being sold and new customers being gained. Myself I truly believe in the kind of business services offered by BBGV and having worked over the years with various DIT (UKTI) offices and desk officers I have always found it to be the easiest, initial way to break in to a new market or to increase the visibility within a growth market.
I would have no hesitation or reservation in recommending BBGV and your services to my professional contacts and to other businesses and will do so.
I have CCd Peter as I believe that his attention should be drawn to the fact that I experienced absolute excellence from you as a team at all times, you are all a credit to yourselves and to BBGV and to International Trade and I am sure you all have very long and highly successful careers ahead of you in this arena, and it is a tough arena too.
I found you all to be personable, fun, communicative, interesting, informative, professional and people that I see as friends now and not just contacts so I do hope that from this, QA Systems will see results, that we all stay in touch and that if we see enough growth, that we may return to Vietnam, working with BBGV again to meet with the companies we couldn’t reach this time and more.”
Dylan Llewellyn – International Sales Manager, QA Systems Ltd