Canada Calling

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04/03/2017

When someone says Canada, most people today think of our young Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who epitomises to many the progressive and liberal values of Canada. However, it wasn’t so long ago when some of the most top of mind memories of Canada were from Monty Python’s “I am a lumberjack”

Whatever the picture, the facts are that UK-Canada trade remains an important relationship both sides of the Atlantic. Canada is a lucrative export market with the new Canada-EU Trade Agreement and the need for new markets post Brexit, new opportunities are available. Equally, Canadian businesses look for new investment and growth opportunities in the UK.

gigCMO is a member of the Canada – UK Chamber of Commerce and recently introduced itself to other members at Canada House on Trafalgar Square in London.

We are able to use our international experience across boundaries and borders to give you the insight you need to take the next steps with market entry strategies and programmes on either side of the pond. In fact, gigCMO is currently advising an innovative coffee chain on their entry into the Toronto market.

The Charter members of the Chamber are some of the best known names in Canada and the UK:

Air Canada, Bank of Montreal, BlackBerry, Canary Wharf Group, CGI, CIBC, Dadco Group, European Trade & Investment Office for British Columbia, EY, Fasken Martineau Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Hatch Associates, HSBC Bank, Kinnear Financial,Madano Partnership, McCarthy Tétrault, PSP Investments, Nexen Inc, Norton Rose Fulbright, Ontario International, Pharos Security, Quebec Government Office, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, Shell International, Stikeman Elliott, Toronto-Dominion Bank & the High Commission of Canada.

Of course, reach out to Canadian and British Trade Commissioners to help you determine market sizing facts, but when you have decided to make a go for for it, contact gigCMO for real world experience of making it happen.