The University of Sheffield were looking to make specific contacts in China in the steel industry. We were delighted to meet ConnectChina who introduced us to the exhibition and who were able to facilitate the complete package – exhibition, visa, meeting programme – which allowed us to concentrate on the participation of the event rather than the logistics. It is quite clear that ConnectChina provided additional value that would have been impossible to realise had we attempted to organise it ourselves.
Dr Martin I Highett
The Mercury Centre, University of Sheffield
the briefings provided by ConnectChina in the UK and China and the organisation of the event was excellent, and we were able to maximise our efforts during our time in China. We made some excellent commercial contacts which we are looking to develop.
Professor Alan J Smith
Director, Materials and Engineering Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University
We have used the excellent services of Connect China since 2008, they have been fundamental in helping us to develop successful trading relationships with several companies in China – we definitely see them as a strategic partner for the future.
Director, Ulrick & Short
ConnectChina provided me with exceptional levels of service from start to finish. The pre-travel advice received was extremely helpful and our guide/translator whilst in China displayed the utmost professionalism; clearly dedicated to making our visit as successful and as smooth as possible.
Managing Director of Broadwater Mouldings Ltd
Getting involved with the Trade Visit to Hong Kong was part of our overall development plan. It will help us to understand the potential for our business in Asia and enable us to build the foundation for future additional export business. It was a very worthwhile trip for us, well organised by ConnectChina, we will almost certainly look to be involved in similar visits in the future.
Dave Fehley, Chairman of Broadsword
Strategic Systems Solutions Ltd found in ConnectChina : focus on China business facilitation, approachable contacts, real life and contemporaneous experience, breadth of knowledge, large contact network / database (Guanxi), understanding of Western business issues, and make it happen mentality.
ConnectChina provided a professional, helpful, friendly, cost effective and above all facilitating delivery of service.
When tackling areas of project requirements where “we didn’t know what we didn’t know”, we needed people like Jo Lavan and Jean Jameson to translate our “fuzzy requirements” into pragmatic and relevant insights.
Director of Strategic Systems Solutions
ConnectChina have a very professional team with a good knowledge of the China market. They have given us valuable advice on commercial negotiations and business practice which has enabled us to make informed decisions. Our business with China is now flourishing and we are now developing strong supply chain links with customers and suppliers alike. The assistance of ConnectChina has been an integral part of our success. We continue talks with our Chinese partners to further develop the product range and market coverage, and are using the expertise of ConnectChina on an ongoing basis for advice and support.
A James H Blackhall
Managing Director, Blackhall Engineering Ltd
ConnectChina have been extremely helpful in assisting the way we conduct business in China. They have the networks and contacts within China which we would not have found easily on our own. Their professionalism and background knowledge has been instrumental in helping us to re-shape our business plans and go for new markets.
Head of Exports, Taylor Studwelding Systems
We are looking for stone suppliers in China, and ConnectChina have identified several quality suppliers for us as well as getting samples and quotations on our behalf. Following initial communications with the suppliers, I am now ready to visit them in China to discuss the details.
ConnectChina have been very helpful and professional, they have not only arranged the entire meeting programme and itinerary for me, but also provided very good advice on business etiquette and the market situation. Even though this is my first visit to China, I feel assured with the support from ConnectChina and will no doubt rely on their assistance for the follow-up.
Director, Pickard Quarries