GREAT Weeks – Design Missions


UKTI and the BCFA have been working together for quite a while, and the relationship has brought some exciting opportunities to BCFA members. The UKTI have now embarked on a brilliant mission well a GREAT mission to get British manufacturers and designers exporting, to grow businesses. You may have seen in the Directors Cut that this mission reaches far and wide with adverts even being on the back on tuk tuk in Cambodia.

To find out more about becoming a BCFA member to receive more information on these GREAT opportunities please click here

Ministerial-led Trade Missions to UAE, South Korea, Russia

GREAT Weeks are ministerial-led trade missions which deliver a concentrated burst of activity to showcase the very best of what the UK has to offer. Through a bespoke programme of face-to-face meetings, briefings with local experts, networking events and seminars, they can help your business to seize the opportunity for expansion in some of the most exciting markets around the world.


16 – 20 March 2014

Opportunities within: Architecture, Commercial Interior Design
Highlight: Meet ALDAR and the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), who oversee mega mixed use development projects such as Saadiyat Island, Yas Island and Al Maryah Island.

GREAT Week South Korea

31 March – 4 April 2014

Opportunities within: Branding Services, Product & Industrial Design, Interior Design Services (Sports Facilities and Commercial Buildings)

Highlight: Deliver a presentation at the UK Design Seminar with 120 invited guests available for one-to-one speed networking.

GREAT Week Russia

May 2014 onwards (dates TBC)

Opportunities within: Commercial Interior Design, Branding Services, Product Design


Visit for details on mission programmes, costs, grants  and to submit an application


T: 0117 933 9546


About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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