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VPP016 – Expanding business into the UK with Maciej Barański


Expanding business internationally is always tricky. Doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or how big is the organisation. Having said that the doors are most likely already open and you’re still trying to overcome your headaches on your own. There are people and organisations out there waiting, and they know the answers. Sometimes it’s really that simple.

Expanding business into a new territory?

In todays episode, together with Maciej Barański we talk about his experiences with helping companies expanding business goals to the UK market. His a leader of the CEE team within the DIT (Department for International Trade) in the United Kingdom.

Of course the discussion is rather general since every company is different. But the bottom line is that there are people out there who know how to help you solve your problems. And the scale doesn’t really matter.

In the previous episode we spoke about VC money  and why you should not be afraid of it. Today we show that there are other options available for companies who seek new growth strategies. Even if it was only a business development activity to test the new market. Companies are able to receive help and grants from governments of countries in which they’d like to expand their activities.

Cutting to the chase, if you fancy to enter the UK market Maciek and his team are there, for you.

What’s in the episode?

  • Outpost vs partner model
  • What’s DIT and why should you contact them
  • Commonly used practices to enter the UK market
  • Need help pitching an international investor?
  • What to do during trade shows
  • Why trust in business development matters
  • Working with NHS vs private sector
  • General rules for international expansion


Yet to come.


Transcript by Mariusz Czachorowski | Images from | Music promoted by, PV_Emotional by PeriTune,, Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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