Electrical networks: grow your business in the UK

  • growing consumer demand
  • industry-leading innovation
  • opportunities across the industry
50 billion GBP available to support finance and insurance for supplies from within the UK to buyers outside the UK
  • UK electrical networks: at a glance

    You’ll find the UK market an exciting and challenging one, with plenty of opportunities for dynamic, innovative companies.

    We’re tackling climate change by moving towards a low-carbon future. There are opportunities to maintain existing networks and provide new ways of distributing energy, such as through community energy schemes.

    There’s also an increasing requirement for smart technologies. UK customers are early adopters of smart tech-focused energy solutions.

  • Access to industry experts

    In the UK, your company will benefit from a highly skilled workforce with extensive research and development experience, focused on benefitting the customer.

    We have universities offering world-class engineering degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level, all feeding into our energy industries.

    With the involvement of network operators and the supply chain, the industry’s apprenticeship system provides training at all levels, ensuring the success of the next generation of UK produced technologies.

    We’re finding new ways to develop talent, such as the foundation of a doctoral training centre in energy storage. Energy Systems Catapult, a technology and innovation centre set up to help the UK transform its energy system, also offers training support.

  • UK government support

    Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, provides funding support for innovations, which are integrating, low-carbon technologies into the energy system.

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy also has an innovation fund for products and services for decarbonising the electricity network.

    The government also has up to 50 billion GBP available to support finance and insurance for supplies from within the UK to buyers outside the UK. This support takes the form of guarantees, insurance and loans issued by its export credit agency, UK Export Finance.

  • Next steps

    We can help you grow your business in the UK

    Whether you’ve already decided to grow your business here or you’re just starting your research, the UK government can help you make the right decision.

    Research your industry

    You should research your market to help you decide if the UK is the best place for your business. Contact our Investment Services Team to get market research and other expert help and advice.

    Want to move your business to the UK?

    You’ll need to follow several steps before moving to the UK, including applying for visas and finding the ideal location for your business. Read our UK setup guide.

    The UK government can give you free help and support every step of the way. Contact us to find out more.