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UK Government ramps up offering to support Qatari investors

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has widened its remit to include support for commercial investors from Qatar.

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Traditionally focusing on supporting British companies entering the Qatari market, this new initiative enables UKTI to showcase the best the UK has to offer in terms of investment opportunities as well.

In order to benefit from existing market expertise in the Qatar investor market, UKTI has brought PwC on board as investment delivery partners. PwC will provide advisors working wholly on behalf of UK government for the period of the contract. This reflects UKTI’s appetite to find investors who are ready to explore opportunities across a range of sectors from the latest in Innovation and Green Technology to setting up European Headquarters and traditional FDI.

With a firm commitment from in 2011 from the UK and the Qatari governments to increase bilateral trade to £4.4billion by 2015 (it was £5billion in 2012), it is clear that businesses from both countries are keen to explore further opportunities in each other’s markets. The new team of Investment Advisors builds on the strength of these ties to deliver value to both countries.

Gareth O’Brien, Director of UKTI at the British Embassy in Doha said:

We are very happy to be partnering with PwC to help promote further Qatari inward investment into the UK. PwC bring with them a wealth of experience which I am sure they will use to great effect.

For more information about investing in the UK please call UKTI on +974 44192741 or email

Published 22 December 2013