Business & Government Partnerships
WORKING FOR A BETTER GLOBAL FUTURE
UK businesses and government work together to help international agencies and governments in the face of natural, global and humanitarian issues.
Why partner with the UK
The UK works to find solutions to global challenges that allow people to transform their own lives in a sustainable manner.
A global network of partnerships between governments and organisations makes the UK one of the best connected nations in the world.
UK companies are providing technology to improve lives across the world, such as the Sure Chill fridge that works without any power.
Global humanitarian support
The UK has the expertise, technology and capability to offer support to humanitarian efforts across the globe.
Goods and services from the UK have long been used to help countries around the world in times of need and we pride ourselves on our humanitarian efforts.
British businesses continue to provide innovative solutions to help international agencies and governments in the face of natural, global and humanitarian issues.
In September 2017 Mexico City suffered a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. British company ‘what3words’ supported the Mexican Government and the US company Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS) in their efforts to find survivors.
What3words divides the world into a grid of 3m by 3m squares and assigns each one a unique address containing 3 words.
The simplicity and speed of using the system rather than complex GPS coordinates helped authorities locate trapped and injured people in homes with no official address, or that were reduced to rubble.
What3words is just one of the innovative UK companies whose efforts are having a real impact on people’s lives.