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Mayor of London’s international business programme teams up with Globalization Partners to support scaleups



The London & Partners’ Mayor’s International Business Programme and Globalization Partners today announced a strategic partnership to help London-based scaleups expand internationally.

Globalization Partners is a Global Employer of Record (EOR) that helps simplify global expansion by enabling companies to hire and retain talent in 180+ countries.

Thanks to this partnership, programme members will be able to access the most current information and tools they need to navigate the operational challenges of international expansion –in particular, legal regulations, onboarding and compliance.

Companies on the programme already benefit from a wide range of support services, including a mentoring scheme, workshops and events, access to trade missions and introductions to top corporates all over the world.

Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise, Rajesh Agrawal, said:

“Coronavirus has had a huge impact on businesses here in London and around the world, but the ambition of the capital’s scaleups shows no signs of slowing down. With Globalization Partners joining the Mayor’s International Business Programme as an official partner, we will continue to provide London’s dynamic businesses with the support and guidance they need to expand and flourish in new markets.”

Nick Adams, Vice President of Sales for Globalization Partners, said:

“Globalization Partners is delighted to strategically partner with London & Partners, London’s official trade and investment agency. We are excited to join forces to provide guidance and counsel to the UK’s thriving startup and scaleup communities, advising them on how they can utilise an Employer of Record to expand internationally without the need to create their own legal entities or branch offices around the world. Today’s young and emerging tech companies will be tomorrow’s industry leaders and we are honoured to play a part in helping them to reach their goals.”

Globalization Partners joins the likes of Collinson, KPMG, Lloyds Bank, Microsoft, Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as corporate partners of the Mayor’s International Business Programme (MIBP). Through these partnerships, the MIBP has helped more than 900 London-based companies internationalise to date, creating more than 1700 jobs for the global economy.

During lockdown, the programme continued to keep global expansion plans moving for London scaleups, launching its first series of virtual trade missions in May and announcing its partnership with Microsoft in June.

Sara French, Director of Trade & Growth at London & Partners, added:

“Maintaining global dialogue is central to everything we do here at the Mayor’s International Business Programme. In the current climate, it is so important that businesses do not miss out on game-changing international expansion opportunities. I am thrilled that Globalization Partners is joining us as we continue to help London-based businesses meet their growth ambitions. Their market knowledge and specialism in remote expansion are enormous assets to the programme.”

The MIBP welcomes a new cohort of companies every quarter, with its 17th cohort launching in September. London-based scaleups are invited to find out more and apply for a place by visiting:

To note, the deadline to apply to the upcoming cohort is at 11.59pm on Friday 11th September. Any applications received beyond that date will be rolled over to the 18thcohort, which will launch in December.

Notes to Editors

About London & Partners

London & Partners is London’s international trade, investment and promotion agency. Our purpose is to support the Mayor’s priorities by promoting London as the best city in the world in which to invest, work, study and visit. We do this by devising creative ways to promote London and to amplify the Mayor’s messages, priorities and campaigns. London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.

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: Collinson, Globalization Partners, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, Microsoft, Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

For more information, visit: https://business.london/go-to-grow

About Globalization Partners

Globalization Partners enables companies to quickly and easily expand internationally across six continents and 187 countries. Our Global Employer of Record (EOR) model allows companies to hire employees in as little as 12 hours without having to navigate complex international legal, tax, and HR issues. When companies find top talent, that team member is put on our locally compliant payroll. We are the most trustworthy solution in the market and offer 24/7/365 premium support services. We have teams and offices worldwide with global headquarters located in Boston and California and regional headquarters in London, Ireland, Singapore and Dubai.

Globalization Partners is Privacy Shield certified for HR Data, and has consistently attained 97% customer satisfaction ratings by making it easy for companies to go global. To find out more, please visit globalization-partners.com or connect with the company via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook.

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