Issue details

Appointment of Jon Johnson T/A Mountain Perspective to support with business engagement and relationship brokering with Foreign Direct Owned Herefordshire based businesses

As part of our business engagement programme, we work with partners including the LEP and DiT (Department for International Trade) to identify these businesses and build ongoing relationships with Herefordshire based – Foreign direct owned businesses.

Many FDI companies may already be connected with the Department for International Trade including international branches of the company. It is important for us to make connections locally and connect with these companies and get a better understanding of their needs and issues, investment plans, job creation, scope for growth or obstacles to growth - and support them where we can. We can link them to various support programmes and, where possible, help them to overcome local barriers to growth.

We hope to better understand their plans and pain points and identify companies who are trying to attract inward investments from the parent companies into Herefordshire.

We are working with partners including the LEP and DiT and it is especially important for DiT, at a national policy level, to understand what issues face businesses at the coal face, which in turn, provides local intelligence to inform policy. This project will also help with inward investment, giving future investors’ confidence that Herefordshire is a great place to invest.

Mountain Perspective will be required to contact and initiate discussions with a range of FDI businesses across Herefordshire, both identified by Herefordshire Council and partners, and using their own networks and contacts.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/07/2021

Decision due: 12 July 2021 by Acting Deputy Chief Executive

Contact: Nadine Kinsey, Economic Development Officer Email: