International Services

SMMT International Advisory Network

SMMT Associates providing international services

The directory below is aimed to support British automotive or mobility companies doing business overseas, or international companies looking to set up in the UK.

Any services provided are between the service provider and customer, and do not involve SMMT.

If your company provides international services to business and would like to join the SMMT International Advisory Network , please contact the International team.


AlixPartners

AlixPartners has worked with clients around the world for 40 years, helping businesses respond to challenges when everything is on the line–from urgent performance improvement to complex restructuring, from risk mitigation to accelerated transformation.

Andrew Bergbaum, Managing Director
Barney O’Kelly, UK Marketing Director
www.alixpartners.com
Incentives for SMMT members: AlixPartners will offer sessions to SMMT members to talk though the 2021 Global Automotive Outlook


alljoinedup

Creation of FVL tender processes, partner and facilities selection recommendations for OEMs, operational process mapping, re-configuration of vehicle compounds, review and recommendation of distribution models for vehicles and parts, analysis of vehicle flows from factory to final sales point, new and used vehicle registration analysis and EV charging infrastructure advice.

Tom Jacobson, CEO/Founder
www.alljoinedupconsulting.org
Incentives for SMMT members: By negotiation


Baker Tilly International

Automotive sector specialist accounting, audit, tax and financial advisory services firm, including corporate finance and transaction services.

Specialist global MHA EV Alliance providing consultancy to OEM’s and Dealers on the Dealership of the Future and Electric Vehicle Readiness planning

Steve Freeman, Head of Automotive and Mobility
www.macintyrehudson.co.uk / www.bakertilly.com/


Browne Jacobson

Browne Jacobson is a widely recognised as a national powerhouse with a broad international reach. Through our close working relationships with leading lawyers in other jurisdictions, we provide our UK clients with overseas interests and international clients access to high quality, specialist legal advice efficiently at good value for money.

Giles Parsons, Partner
Sandra Wong, Senior Associate
www.brownejacobson.com


CAVT Ltd

Established automotive research, consultancy, and programme support services.

Focus on body and chassis technologies, ADAS & CAV, electrification, safety, regulations, materials, manufacturing, supply chain and environment. Partners worldwide include OEMs, Tier X suppliers, petrochemical & metal processors, insurance, finance, academic, and emergency service sectors.

Pro-bono STEM education and Standards support.

Alan Thomas, Director – Consultancy and Research
www.cavt.co.uk
Incentives for SMMT members: Half-hour no charge for SMMT members


EY

At EY, we are dedicated to helping organisations solve challenges and realise their greatest ambitions; from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies, the work we do with them is as varied as they are.

Through our service lines; Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions, and Tax, we help clients capitalise on transformative opportunities. We help them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet the needs of their stakeholders.

David Borland, UK&I Automotive Lead
www.ey.com/en_gl


GiPA UK

GiPA is an automotive aftermarket intelligence company. With a footprint in over 30 countries, GiPA support their clients understanding the aftermarket landscape as well as the specifies and opportunities for new entrants with regular surveys, forecasting tools and bespoke projects.

Quentin Le Hetet, GiPA UK – Director
www.gipa.eu
Incentives for SMMT members: 5% on any bespoke project


Gowling WLG

As an international, sector-focused law firm with a strong track-record in Automotive, Gowling WLG is here to help you succeed. With over 1,500 legal professionals in the UK, Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Asia and South America, we provide our clients with a suite of legal services at home and abroad.

Stuart Young, Partner and Head of Automotive
www.gowlingwlg.com


Grant Thornton UK LLP

Whether you’re expanding into new markets, entering the UK or maximising the value of existing operations then Grant Thornton’s global network of more than 58,000 people in over 130 countries can help. Our teams are leading experts in tax, audit and advisory, with UK-based country business groups offering in-depth local market expertise in your native language. We specialise in connecting mid-market companies with the people and experience they need to operate with confidence.

Melanie Frean, International Business Centre Director
Oliver Bridge, Head of Automotive
www.grantthornton.co.uk
Incentives for SMMT Members: Complimentary 30 minute chat with a business adviser


Henshin Group Ltd

Based in the UK and Italy, Henshin group Ltd are owners and developers of the “MOVENS™” open source mobility platform and “MOVENS EYE™” the latest in battery management systems for both Electric vehicles and energy systems. MOVENS powers Carsharing and subscription services and can also be utilised for traditional rental services.

Graham Manchester (UK)
Domenico Mangiacapra (Italy)
www.movens.city


JS Management

We track daily changes in the UK franchised dealer networks, and present these in a database driven map interface – Autosites.

In Autosites, site location data can easily be viewed alongside vehicle registration data. Dealer sites can also be queried by ownership and type, via simple point and click operations.

David Hallett, Director
www.jsmanagement.com


Konduit Ltd

Start and grow your business in the British, German and other European markets with our pragmatic and cost-effective business development activities and an extensive multi-level network throughout the automotive and other mobility sectors.

Wolfgang Dieter, MD
www.konduit.uk
Incentives for SMMT members: Free confidential initial consultation


Ocean Bridge Management

Ocean Bridge Management (OBM) creates global business and investment opportunities with a specialty in Japan, UK and Europe, based on our extensive network of government, industry, and academia. We work both in Japan and the UK/ Europe with automotive companies to facilitate market entry, partnerships and investment.

Mrs. Masako Eguchi Bacon, CEO
www.obm-gb.com


Quick Release

Business units in Germany, Spain, Michigan, California and Australia offering Master data management; Engineering management; Build management; Supply chain management; Operational performance improvement inc. Total value management in local languages through a combination of experienced PDM heads, consultants and bespoke digital tools. Chinese speakers also available.

Jamie Alexander, Associate Director
www.quickrelease.co.uk/
Incentives for SMMT members: No fixed discount, but we’ll ensure figures are rounded down instead of up.


RSM UK

With around 3,650 partners and staff in the UK and access to 48,000 people in over 120 countries across the RSM network, we can meet our clients’ needs wherever in the world they operate.

Richard Bartlett-Rawlings, Head of Automotive Manufacturing
www.rsmuk.com/international-business-services 


Rudolph & Hellmann Automotive

Key service provider in the field of automotive logistics within the UK, Rudolph and Hellmann Automotive offer our AEO-C to existing and future clients, enabling exporters to the UK to benefit from simplified customs declarations with faster clearances at the UK border and reduced Customs check delays.

We are here to offer our services to international businesses looking to operate in the UK and also through our parent companies are able to support UK companies looking to trade overseas.

Stewart Kelly, Business Development Manager
www.rh-automotive.co.uk


Santander UK

Santander has an international footprint with presence in 10 core countries and many more via our network of alliances. We’re committed to supporting UK businesses grow international, and through our sector and country experts and ecosystem partners, we could offer a full range of solutions to meet their trading needs.

Paul Brooks, Head of Manufacturing – Lead for the Automotive, Marine & Electronics subsectors
www.santandercb.co.uk


Shakespeare Martineau

Shakespeare Martineau is a national law firm with a global reach. We advise UK based and international businesses and individuals on a wide range of legal services across many industry sectors including automotive, technology, energy, education and investment funds.

The firm is the UK member firm of Multilaw, a global alliance of law firms enabling the firm to successfully deliver legal services in multiple jurisdictions across the world.

Matthew Sutton, Partner
www.shma.co.uk
Incentives for SMMT members: Free consultation call with Matthew


Smithers Automotive Services

Global excellence in automotive material, component and product performance and compliance. Five facilities across the UK, Asia and North America. Expert support includes product testing, materials testing and chemical analysis – from material performance evaluations to extensive testing of products and components such as hoses, wheels and tires.

Alistair Kirkwood, Director of Business Development
www.smithers.com


SMMT Industry Forum

Industry Forum was formed to improve the performance and effectiveness of the UK’s automotive supply chain in a unique collaboration between UK government, SMMT and OEMs to develop revolutionary new models and interventions for best practice improvement. Today, IF clients span a huge variety of diverse sectors, in 30 countries across five continents and helps organisations be more competitive.

Richard Sadler, Director of Business Development
www.industryforum.co.uk
Incentives for SMMT members: SMMT Industry Forum provides 10% discount on all its services to SMMT members


Squire Patton Boggs

Our Automotive team is a best-in-class, cross-disciplinary practice and truly a part of the firm’s heritage. We represent manufacturers, OEMs and suppliers – and we have represented automobile companies for as long as there have been cars. Our expansive global footprint enables us to support automotive businesses whenever and wherever they need us, advising on issues, opportunities and challenges, as the industry is experiencing unprecedented growth, transformation and investment with new technologies disrupting the landscape. These include CAVs, social mobility, 4IR/ IoT, product liability, environmental and sustainability, Brexit and international trade, compliance, regulation, data protection, IP and cybersecurity.

Simon Jones, Partner
www.squirepattonboggs.com/en/services/industries/automotive


TKS

Grupo TKS, specialising in digitalised processes for the automotive finance sector, digitalising and automating the stock audit process, dealer standards audits, remarketing floor checks and all kinds of inspections. Multi-lingual, our own cloud-based system operates across Europe, giving real-time geo-locations to audits and stock, with AI to enable self audits using intuitive App and support software.

Christian Pawsey, Director and Country Manager, UK
www.grupotks.com


For more information please contact the International Team.