27 Sep, 2012 News

Press Release

  • with prospective foreign direct investors, working with local partners across England, the devoted administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Greater London Authority, and the UKTI and wider inward invesment network
  • Provide direct relationship management and investor development, in association with international, national and local stakeholders to nominated existing investors in England (outside London) as agreed with UKTI

Commenting on the contract win, Mark O’Connell, CEO, OCO Global said “We are delighted to have been successful in securing this contract and we’re looking forward to working with our partners, PA Consulting and the British Chambers for successful delivery.

OCO has worked with UKTI as well as the legacy RDA organisations over the last decade and we’re confident that our relationships and knowledge of the UK’s investment environment will help to ensure that we quickly are operating as a cohesive team and optimising the UK’s investment potential by focusing on the UK First approach” OCO has highlighted the move to outsourcing in the economic development environment in the last few years as the trend towards public private partnerships grew, particularly in the US market.  This is the first national outsourcing contract for the delivery of inward investment of a major developed economy. “This is a bold move for the UK but one which I strongly believe will be adopted by other economies in the drive for efficiency and results” OCO which has a global clientele of economic development organisations will continue to serve its existing clients and grow its business as well as servicing the UKTI contract.

Judith Walker, Operations Director at OCO Global commented “In addition to this important win, we are continuing to develop and grow our business to retain our reputation as the leading innovator in the economic development space.  We currently work with a broad range of economic development organisations delivering a range of services including outsourced sales and marketing, business intelligence for inward investment and trade as well as consulting and training.”

OCO Global is a leading authority on foreign investment and offers a range of economic development services and products including Outsourced Solutions; Consulting Services; OCO Insight and OCO Analytics.  OCO employs over 20 staff in the UK, France and the US.  Our client base includes leading Economic Development Organisations (EDOs) globally as well as multinational companies.  Key government clients include:  UKTI, Enterprise Florida, State of Missouri, Cincinnati, Invest in Hong Kong and Invest in Sweden. OCO has developed a number of unique tools and applications to support the work of EDOs.  In the last decade, OCO Global has earned its reputation as one of the leading authorities on foreign investment.  During this period we have worked with some 300 economic development agencies and advised more than 50 private clients on location decisions.

For further information contact: therese.mccrory@ocoglobal.com Judith Walker (All other enquiries) at 028 90 241 849 or judith.walker@ocoglobal.com