Supporting British companies to

Source, assess and secure

business internationally

British Expertise International (BEI) is a member-based organisation supporting UK-based companies serving the full infrastructure value chain, from design and planning through to project delivery, all aspects of engineering and construction. In addition, BEI operate a specialist focus on development aid covering the full range of sectors within international development.

BEI supports members to understand international markets, identify, assess and secure business opportunities internationally through a wide range of activities, including networking events, sector-focused forums, bespoke international market intelligence, and demand-based trade missions. BEI has successfully delivered this unique focus, working both through our proprietary networks and alongside the UK government and other stakeholders, for over 50 years.

We deliver market-leading knowledge and opportunities through our knowledgeable team working closely and pro-actively with members. Our membership ranges from smaller specialist consultancies to world- leading engineers and constructors. Our members represent some of the best UK-plc capability operating internationally.

Focused Networking

Our programme of regular meetings and events, over 100 per year, focusses on the markets and sectors you operate in, or would like to.


We lead high profile missions internationally, both independently and in partnership with the Department for International Trade.

Targeted Leads

We disseminate targeted leads for potential business from all over the world across a whole spectrum of sectors and disciplines.

Market Intelligence

Approaching overseas markets can be difficult, we can provide our knowledge on the countries and regions in which you work.

Problem Solving

We can help with debt recovery, finding staff, and with problems encountered in the short listing and selection process for project work.

Engaging with Government

We will act robustly on your behalf when requested and when a pattern emerges we will act for a group in seeking a policy change.

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British Expertise International Awards

Year on year our Awards competition has demonstrated just how much our industry has to celebrate. British expertise is an integral part in many of the world’s most important development and infrastructure projects, delivering world-beating quality and innovation in just about every corner of the globe.

Recognising and celebrating outstanding international achievements.

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