UK-ASEAN Business Council

Headstart – Giving UK SMEs a Headstart in ASEAN

The Headstart initiative was formally launched in London at the UK ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) event on 18th October 2012. The scheme offers practical in-market support for SMEs, including access to office space and locally established UK expertise, for companies looking to establish business relationships in the South East Asia region.

The scheme is offered by the local British Chamber of Commerce in association with a focus on UK SMEs, which is companies with a maximum of 250 staff and maximum annual turnover of up to £25 million.

This scheme is currently being piloted in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia, which have been highlighted by UKTI as three High Growth markets. All over wide range of opportunities and have attracted a high level of interest.


What is Headstart in Indonesia?

  • ‘Welcome’ service – at the BritCham office: on arrival in Jakarta – free Wi-Fi access, tea/coffee, mobile phone charging and a chat with BritCham Executive Director (18 years’ experience living and working in Indonesia)

  • ‘RBS Smart Office @ BritCham’ service: free use of hot desks of 4 and 6 people meeting rooms with Wi-Fi access, multimedia projector, whiteboard and refreshments (Some services are chargeable)

  • ‘Business Introduction’ service via the BritCham office: email introducing your company visit within BritCham membership

  • ‘Business Networking’ service – two complimentary invitations to our monthly Business and Social Gatherings

The ‘Welcome’ and ‘RBS Smart Office @ BritCham’s services are subject to availability.

If you have any questions or queries or if youwould like a membership application form please email chriswren@britcham.or.id or uksme@britcham.or.id




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