Follow Us on

Testimonials

Overview

Through our business services, we have conducted many successful projects with UK companies across an extensive range of industries. We have compiled an indicative list of testimonials about our services below. If you are interested in learning more about our services or receiving a consultation, please email us at trade@bcck.or.kr.

Market Entry Services

Lulu Guinness

“We drew on BCCK’s extensive knowledge of the market to help find a suitable partner for Korea. We were impressed by the thorough research carried out by their team and their incredible professionalism during meetings with potential partners. Having a bi-lingual point of contact on the ground was invaluable.”

– Helena Pielak, International Business Development Manager, Lulu Guinness

Trelleborg Industrial AVS

“BCCK were commissioned to lead and manage a project to identify and select potential candidates to fulfil a distributor/agent role representing Trelleborg in South Korea. This project had a very tight time frame. BCCK quickly carried out significant research identifying a number potential companies that had the ability and resource to satisfy the targets. BCCK then organised interviews and meetings to identify and select the best candidate. The project was managed in a very professional manner with excellent organisation and support, particularly the full time attendance at all the interviews. The desired outcome was achieved in the successful appointment of distributor/agent.”

– Tim Fisher, Sales Manager Asia Pacific, Trelleborg Industrial AVS

Mewburn Ellis LLP

“Working with the BCCK enabled us to access business opportunities in Korea that were otherwise, in practical terms, closed to us. The detailed and structured research report they provided gave us numerous leads which, combined with their excellent aftercare, meant the final results far outstripped our expectations.”

– Dr. Robert Andrews, Partner, Patent Attorney, Mewburn Ellis LLP

Cambridge Weight Plan

“Our desk research had identified South Korea as a significant export opportunity. We commissioned BCCK to help us find a suitable organisation to represent our brand exclusively within the country. From start to finish of the project BCCK provided essential support and guidance in identifying potential partners and then arranging meetings during a subsequent market visit. Their understanding of our brand and exactly what we were looking for in a partner was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending BCCK to other SME’s with similar projects.”

– Andy Jones, Head of Export, Cambridge Weight Plan

PizzaExpress Limited

“The BCCK’s thorough and strong research report enabled us not only to accurately assess the Korean market and opportunities, but also to understand local culture and insights, which are equally important in such a customer-centric industry like the restaurant business we’re in. Their meticulous and professional work ethic has and will be instrumental in guiding us in making informed decisions as we look to enter the Korean market.” 

– John Lui, International Brand & Marketing Director, PizzaExpress Limited

Department for International Trade (DIT)

“The BCCK have proven themselves to be a highly professional and talented delivery partner for the Department for International Trade team at the British Embassy. They have supported a wide range of British companies, large and small, and from various sectors, that are seeking to enter the Korean market, and they have already scored some impressive successes. They are a knowledgeable and hard working team, and have a great deal of insight into Korean business culture. We are delighted to be working in partnership with them.”

– Bradley Jones, Director of Department, International Trade (DIT) Korea

SuperGroup plc

“We commissioned the BCCK to conduct thorough market research and to aid in our search for a new exclusive distribution partner in Korea. The team proved themselves to be highly knowledgable and extremely diligent throughout the process. Their access to Korea’s largest and most influential fashion groups was impressive and their ability to understand and communicate our brand message to multiple potential partners was invaluable. Our understanding of the market nuances and culture is now far better positioned as a result of the process. The BCCK is made up of an excellent team of professionals that we would highly recommend to any British business looking to develop a new or deeper business in Korea.”

– Greg Roberts, Head of International Development, SuperGroup Plc

Altro APAC Pty Ltd

“The BCCK team have gone above what our expectations were and were eager to ensure the research was exactly what we required. The information they have delivered to us is very valuable in assisting us with our decision making in the Korean market.”

– Tim Attard, Vice President, Business Development Asia, Altro APAC Pty Ltd

 

Linguaphone Group Ltd

“I cannot speak highly enough about the market entry service that we received from the BCCK. Their professionalism, customer service and access to senior decision-makers was first-class. Their responsiveness to us, as often demanding clients based in London, was second to none. We can never guarantee a successful result with a challenging project such as this, but they helped us secure a strong, first-class partner in the Korean market. What more can we ask?”

– Sarah McAllister, Head of Marketing (New Business), Linguaphone Group Ltd

NextGen

“We made excellent progress with the BCCK to set up our Korean subsidiary company securely and in record time.  This would not have been possible without the efforts of their team on the ground. Their preparation and professionalism was reflected in all aspects of the process.”

– Sarah Goodhew, Director, Sales and Business Operations, NextGen

The Conran Shop

“We received excellent support from the BCCK on our recent trip to Seoul, which enabled us to work efficiently and maximise our available time. We came away from the trip with a clear understanding of the Korean market, the opportunity and next steps.”

– Hugh Wahla, CEO, The Conran Shop

IKinema

“We had a very successful G-STAR visit, and this would not have been possible without the support of the BCCK team on the ground. Their professionalism was evident in all aspects during the visit. Their knowledge of the local market and prompt support with introducing potential prospects played a major role in the success of IKinema’s visit to G-STAR 2016.”

– Alexandre Pechev, CEO, IKinema

Centroid Motion Capture

“G-Star 2016 was Centroid’s first gaming conference in Korea and has now set the standard for future visits. As well as a great gaming community coming together from all around the globe, what really made our participation such a success was the support of the BCCK. On the business side of the trip, the BCCK arranged everything down to the smallest detail. It genuinely felt that the BCCK team were there for all the visiting British companies, 24/7.

– Philip Stilgoe, CEO / Producer, Centroid Motion Capture

SEI

“The depth of talent and breadth of influence which BCCK wield in the Korean market in unsurpassable. We discovered this first hand following our decision to engage BCCK on a project to understand how our investment products could be used by Korean pension funds. We were very impressed by BCCK’s abilities to quickly understand our solution and set up a project plan for the research. More importantly, with very little time at their disposal, they were able to obtain access to some of the largest organisations and set up meetings with key decision makers. We hope to continue working with them as we delve deeper and start implementation of our plans.”

– Ashish Kapur, Head of European Institutional Solutions, SEI

Smylie

“We contacted BCCK to assist us in identifying suitable partners in the Korean market, within a very short space of time they were able to produce a comprehensive list of prospective companies and arrange meetings. Throughout the process the quality of service and professionalism was excellent and it has enabled us to progress swiftly into the market.”

– Alex Smylie, Sales Manager, Smylie

Scottish Development International (SDI)

“There are many elements to the work that SDI looks to carry out in Korea and the support we need to provide to Scottish companies, so having a partner like the BCCK that can properly understand the business elements and organizational requirements of our work has really allowed us to extend our reach and properly resource key projects.”

– Dr. Stephen Baker, Regional Director (South Korea and Japan), Scottish Development International (SDI)

Astrid & Miyu

“I was extremely impressed by the professionalism, strong connection with influential groups in the fashion industry, efficiency, as well as the market knowledge the BCCK brought to the project. The BCCK’s practical and commercial approach is unparalleled. I look forward to working with the BCCK in building our brand in Korea.”

– Connie H.J. Nam, Founder & CEO, Astrid & Miyu

Tricker's

“We had fantastic support from the BCCK team and they helped us cover a lot of ground in a short period of time. Their market knowledge and professionalism were second to none.”

– David Jeffery, Head of Global Sales, Tricker’s

PGA European Tour

“It was with great fortune that we were introduced to the BCCK when we were seeking to open an office in Seoul. They held our hands through every step of the process and their expertise and professionalism were invaluable. No stone was left unturned and we would have no problem in recommending their services to any company seeking entry into the Korean market.”

– Ben Cowen, Director of International Policy, PGA European Tour

Cambridge Consultants

“We have found the BCCK to be a professional, proactive and positive organisation to work with to introduce us to the Korean market. They were quick to understand our business and thorough in finding relevant customers. What was most impressive was their support on the ground in meetings with these customers.”

– Edward Brunner, Head of Global Food and Beverage Business / Head of Asia Consumer Business, Cambridge Consultants

CODE Beautiful

“I was so grateful to the team in Seoul for helping me with my market visit to Korea. We met some amazing retailers and distributors that were perfect for my brand and the team really took the time to understand our niche brand and vision. The BCCK is a great team and we will work with them again. My advice: Don’t struggle with a market visit without speaking to the BCCK team first!”

– Sarah Cross, Creator, CODE Beautiful

Baillie Gifford

“Through the BCCK’s diligent research efforts, we have expanded our market knowledge and are in a better position to advance our business in Korea.”

– David Henderson, Client Service Director, Baillie Gifford

Casual Dining Group

“”CDG has made a great start in exploring how we might launch CDG brands into the Korean market through the commitment and passion from the team at the BCCK. Their interest in understanding our brands and organisational skills in creating a great two day visit with several key companies has been great. We will continue to work with them as the process continues.”

– Paul Smith, Director, International Franchising, Casual Dining Group

Sherlock Studios

“The BCCK proved an invaluable partner for us ahead of our visit to Seoul to present our company to potential new business partners. They were incredibly responsive, got through to the people that matter and were flexible when we needed them to be.” 

– Rich Ford, Director of New Business, Sherlock Studios

Trade Mission Support

UK Interactive Entertainment Association (Ukie)

“Ukie was proud to work with the BCCK to support its trade mission to G-STAR 2016. Participation in G-STAR is an invaluable experience for UK companies to increase their presence in Korea and Asia, and through the services they provided the BCCK furthered the business opportunities for companies on the mission.”

– Jo Twist, CEO, UK Interaction Entertainment Association (Ukie)

Northern Powerhouse

“We were extremely impressed by the professionalism and the genuine desire to support the many creative media businesses we brought to Korea on the Northern PowerHouse Trade Mission in February 2017. The BCCK were outstanding in helping UK-based businesses on the trade mission to understand how to succeed in Korea and to make a myriad of very useful introductions, many of which have genuine potential for meaningful and profitable business. Everyone was impressed by the BCCK’s range of quality contacts and willingness to open doors across their network. We could not ask for more.”

– James Ramsbotham, CEO, North East England Chamber of Commerce

In-country Services

British Airways

“The support the BCCK provided in regards to logistics, invitations and introducing partners to work with was instrumental for the success of our event. Their preparation and professionalism was reflected in all aspects of their work.”

– Manuel Alvarez, Country Manager, British Airways

Kenwood

“The BCCK successfully helped manage and organize an event for Kenwood. I highly appreciated their efforts in managing the logistics, invitations and the event itself. The event was very successful and we received many words of praise from those who attended.”

– Joann Kim, Marketing Director, Kenwood

Jo Malone London

“The BCCK helped with the formulation of our event’s theme, managed the guest list, and introduced some new partners. These efforts helped us to have a very effective promotional platform for our products.”

– Moonjoo Kim, Brand General Manager, Jo Malone London

MENU
Main Menu