Links

Companies House – an excellent site with a lot of infornmation on UK company law and practice as well as downloadable forms for filing company details – www.companieshouse.gov.uk

Company Services – company formations and secretarial services. Same-Day has a reputation for delivering high quality  services in a prompt and professional way –  www.samedaycompany.co.uk

Confederation of British Industrywww.cbi.org.uk

MessageBase offers answering, reception, messaging services and virtual office services for all types of business in the UK – www.messagebase.com

Online Secretarial Services – Outsec offers specialist online secretarial typing services – www.outsec.co.uk

Trademarks – The UK government site on trademarks and patentswww.patent.gov.uk
There you can find out about registering your new business name and logo.
It costs £200 to register a TM in one category in the UK.

British Expertise – a membership organisation for UK-based consultants and contractors interested in export  around the world – www.britishexpertise.org

CBBC – China-Britain Business Council is a business led partnership between government and industry with a proven track record of developing British trade in China dating back to the 1950s. CBBC is widely recognised and respected at the highest level of both Chinese and British governments –  www.cbbc.org

Handshaikh Ltd – A British training company that operates in UK, Europe, USA and the Arabian Gulf countries to provide customised business seminars, briefings, talks and induction training – and general advice – that focus on the cross-cultural aspects of Westerner’s work, life and relationships with Arabs in, or from, the Gulf countries –  www.handshaikh.com

The Middle East Association – A London based trade association devoted to encouraging trade between the UK and the Middle East – countries covered range from  Afghanistan in the East to Morocco in the West – www.the-mea.co.uk

London Conference Venue – One Great George Street is a prestigious, historical venue in Westminster –  www.onegreatgeorgestreet.com

ACA – The Association of Consultant Architects is the national professional body representing architects in private practice throughout the UK – www.acarchitects.co.uk

ACE – The Association for  Consulting Engineers represents the interests of consulting and engineering firms in the UK and has some 800 member firms – www.acenet.co.uk

Civil Engineering Resource Guide – Links to 40 high-quality resources, including study resources, teaching resources, news sources, academic journals and more – www.smartscholar.com/civil-engineering-guide

Constructing Excellence  – A membership organsation promoting new and innovative practices in the UK construction industry,  and publisher of the JCT Constructing Excellence Contract and its predecessor, the Be Collaborative Contract which is available on ContractStore’s website. Constructing Excellence aims to deliver improved industry performance resulting in a demonstrably better built environment.The organisation is a unique bridge between industry, clients, government and the research community – www.constructingexcellence.org.uk

Federation of Master Builders – The UK’s premier construction industry trade association – www.fmb.org.uk

FIDIC – The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (the acronym represents the French version of the name) represents the international business interests of firms belonging to national Member Associations of engineering-based consulting companies. As such, the Federation represents the business interest of firms supplying technology-based intellectual services for the built and natural environment. Founded in 1913, and based in Geneva, FIDIC membership today numbers 64 Member Associations representing some 560,000 professionals – www1.fidic.org

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) – Represents over 70,000 professionally qualified civil engineers worldwide. The ICE seeks to advance the knowledge, practice and business of civil engineering, to promote the breadth and value of the civil engineer’s global contribution to sustainable, economic growth, and ethical standards, and to include in membership all those involved in the profession – www.ice.org.uk

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) – The Joint Contracts Tribunal was established in 1931 and has for over 70 years produced standard forms of contracts, guidance notes and other standard documentation for use in the construction industry in the United Kingdom – www.jctltd.co.uk

NACSBA -The National Custom & Self Build Association is the voice of the custom and self build sector and see their Self build Portal website for a lot of helpful information –  www.nacsba.org.uk and www.selfbuildportal.org.uk

RIBA – The Royal Institute of British Architects, one of the most influential architectural institutions in the world, has been promoting architecture and architects since being awarded its Royal Charter in 1837. Then the RIBA’s remit was ‘the general advancement of architecture’. Today’s mission statement continues to embody these sentiments. The RIBA is a member organisation, with 30,000 members and with an executive of 170 staff at the HQ in central London and in a dozen regional offices –  www.riba.org

Self-Build Zone – Provides Site Insurance and Structural Warranty products for New Builds, Renovations, Extension and Conversion projects whether they be DIY Home Improvement, a New Build, or a major Renovation – www.selfbuildzone.com

Specialist Contractors’ (SEC) Group – Exists to raise awareness, especially among clients and their professional advisers, of the importance of specialist engfineering to the overall consttruction industry, and to promote productivity, profitability and best practice throughout the process – www.secgroup.org.uk

The Self-Build Guidewww.the-self-build-guide.co.uk

XE Currency Converter – A useful currency converter for every currency on the planet – www.xe.com/ucc

Centre for Dispute Resolution – The UK’s premier organisation promoting the use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques – www.cedr.com

China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Centrewww.cietac.org.cn

International Chamber of Commerce www.iccwbo.org

International Council for Commercial Arbitration – A vast list of arbitration centres, international treaties and other information is available on their website – www.arbitration-icca.org

London Court of International Arbitrationwww.lcia.org

Mediation for Construction – A team of mediators that offer fixed fee mediation services for construction disputes – www.mediation4construction.com

net-ARB – Affordable Internet Arbitration that resolves significant legal obstacles arise in connection with on-line arbitration – www.net-arb.com

Society of Construction Arbitrators – A group of specialists in the UK construction industry – www.arbitrators-society.org

UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) – Model Law on International Arbitration – www.uncitral.org

Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) – Access free advice and e-learning on UK employment law –  www.acas.org.uk

UK
Giles Dixon Legal Consultancy – www.gilesdixon.com

China
ZhongLun law firm
www.zhonglun.com/en

South Africa
Walkers Cape Town
www.walkers.co.za

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