The focal point is to identify the suitable UK importer, buyer, agent, distributor and end-user. Additional help is provided by BPCC members operate in sectors such as translation, logistics, marketing, legal and IT. The entire process is supported by utilising the BPCC’s unrivalled expertise and its strong B2B networks across both countries.
The BPCC spreads the word about export opportunities to the UK by organising conferences, seminars and workshops across Poland. This year it held 13 such events – more than one a month on average, visiting Kraków, Katowice, Wrocław, Warsaw, Toruń, Białystok, Lublin, Opole and Wałbrzych. Demand for information was such in some cities – Toruń, Lublin, Wrocław and Katowice, were visited twice. The meetings provide a unique opportunity for local exporters to learn from the BPCC and its members more about the UK market, product demand, export procedures and finally partner acquisition. The next event of the series takes place in January in Kielce. The number of Polish exporters represented at these seminars ranges between 20 and 80. The culmination of this series of meetings will be the second Export Forum scheduled for Thursday 19 May in Kraków.
Typical Polish firms attending these events are medium-sized firms that are already successfully exporting to countries like Germany, Sweden or Czech Republic, and are now looking to enter the UK market. Increasing numbers of Polish firms are from eastern Poland, finding their traditional markets of Russia and Ukraine no longer as open as they once were. For these firms, the UK market represents a major challenge, not least because of the different business culture.
The most difficult and challenging task in trade support is to find an appropriate business partner. For this reason, following the demands of the exporters, the BPCC is making every effort to establish cooperation between the parties. The chamber collaborates with Polish companies operating in different business sectors, and seeks to identify and create new export opportunities to the British Isles.
At the moment, the BPCC cooperates with the following Polish producers:
- Miwex, manufacturer of tomato ketchups, condiments and sauces
- Beer Fingers, manufacturer of savoury snacks
- Lider Trade, manufacturer of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables
- Walpol, manufacturer of meat and sausage and provider of meat processing services, i.e. slaughtering, cutting and boning
- Scorpio Poland, manufacturer of children’s clothing and accessories
- Bialcon, manufacturer of women’s clothing
- LIM, manufacturer of women’s footwear
- Sanwil, manufacturer of leather-like products, coated materials, PVC and PU products for furniture and for the medical industry
- Libella, manufacturer of household cleaning products
- Al-Tech, manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors
- BP Techem, manufacturer of doormats and floor mats
- Inject Plast, producer of plastic elements manufactured with injection method
UK-based companies looking to buy from Poland should contact:
Mobile: +48 660 761 300
Angel Plaza, ul. Zwierzyniecka 24 / A 206