British Expertise International

Championing UK expertise in infrastructure, capacity building and international development globally

British Expertise International is the UK’s leading membership organisation for UK based companies exporting infrastructure, capacity building and international development, with a particular focus on the dynamic and growing markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and South East Europe.

Our members range from some of the UK’s largest companies, to some of the smallest. They work across a range of sectors from infrastructure to education, health and international development, but all share a common goal of exporting the best of UK expertise in professional services.

BEI works closely with the UK and foreign governments to help our members understand international markets, identify, assess and secure business opportunities internationally through a wide range of activities. These include 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 networks and alongside the UK government and other stakeholders, for over 50 years.

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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