Co Managing Director, Corgi
"Our overall experience of this business reception in Hong Kong is very good. All my guests enjoyed and I thought the venue lent itself well to a relaxed atmosphere and helped people mix with people other than their own guests. I would suggest making these events smart casual rather than suit/business dress, everywhere is more casual these days and people relax more when in casual dress. Location is excellent. Good atmosphere. I met some interest people so good quality contacts!"
Commercial Manager, Teddington Engineered Solutions Limited
"Excellent location, setting and layout. We had a very good experience at this business reception organised in Hong Kong during the trade mission. The matching process was well designed. It was easy to find people. Quality of contacts introduced was also excellent."
Business Development & Technical Manager, Morrisline Engineering Ltd
“Our £1.4m joint venture in China would not have reached the stage we are at without the assistance of XYZ Communications.”
Managing Director, DMC Ltd
“The service and its professionalism throughout the entire process was second to none. From the very outset, incoming communication was regular, ensuring that all my key objectives were achieved when I finally arrived in China. Once there, the planning process in terms of who I was meeting, the interpreter, travel and hotels ensured the only thing I needed to concentrate on was the meetings themselves.
As a managing director, without doubt I will be using XYZ again on my next visit to China and have no hesitation in recommending their services to any company asking my opinion about a trip to China.
Thank you Shelley, the trip was a huge success and I am fully aware of the major role you played in contributing to that success.”
Director, Mustang Marine (Wales) Ltd
“I would not be able to do this without your consultant help out there in Beijing.”
Financial Director, Mustang Marine (Wales) Ltd
“This £1.2m contract represents one of the most prestigious contracts secured by the company to date. Thank you for the preparation prior to the trip in assisting our understanding of the market.”
International Sales Director, Carl Kammerling International
"In March 2010 we decided, together with International Business Wales (IBW), to kick off a project to find more distribution partners in mainland China. IBW appointed XYZ Communications to analyse the markets and to arrange our trip to see the prospects. That trip happened in May 2010.
Within a short time XYZ came back with very professional research allowing us to analyse the companies who might be interested in joining a partnership. The report delivered excellent company profiles and a good overview of the markets we would like to cover in future. It was simple to select the prospects for the first trip and XYZ communications organized the meetings very quickly. In China the local support was perfect, getting us on time to our appointments, organising all travel and supporting us by proper translation where necessary. The whole project was very well thought through and we found our ideal distribution partner during the first trip.
The investment was worthwhile and the results have been efficiently achieved. I would recommend XYZ communication for business projects and would not hesitate for a minute to begin further activities in China. Shelley and team, thank you very much for your best support."
Managing Director, Frontier Solar Ltd
"Thank you for organising my schedule in and around Shanghai. Without your assistance I am positive the trip would have been stressful and far less productive. The summary of all the companies visited written by Jack, my interpreter, guide and now new best friend in China, was unexpected but is now an invaluable report. For anybody visiting China on business, especially if it is their first trip, I cannot recommend XYZ enough."
Financial Director, Allen Group Limited
“Allen benefited from your knowledge and experience, particularly in the detail involved in the formation of the company. The next few years will be exciting for Allen in China.”
Head of School Business Development, The College Ystrad Mynach
“XYZ provided us with an efficient and effective service. From the very beginning of our preparations for the visit to China, XYZ assisted us with invaluable advice and guidance. They produced a comprehensive report based on our requirements and established appropriate contacts in China. XYZ provided fast translation services and organised meetings with an interpreter who had knowledge of our business sector, all of which helped to make a success of the visit. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any organisation wanting to do business in China.”
Marketing Manager, Energy and Power
"XYZ provided Energy and Power with an exemplary level of service and were consummate professionals throughout the entire process. They facilitated meetings with high level contacts that would usually take a huge business development investment in terms of time and capital and were flexible to ever changing demands. Feedback and advice was constantly available and was invaluable in conducting business in such a culturally diverse part of the world. XYZ were meticulous in their planning and preparation and every possible facet of service was considered and catered for. I would recommend XYZ to any organisation looking to enter the Chinese market or build on existing relationships in China, whatever their field may be."
Managing Director, Greener Heat Ltd
"XYZ Communications provided us with an excellent service prior to and during our trade mission to Shanghai. Using the services of XYZ to arrange our interpreter, travel arrangements and meeting schedule allowed for a smooth, problem-free experience. Local knowledge is crucial to the success of any business trip. XYZ certainly have that local knowledge."
Purchasing Manager, MCIPS
"Two years ago XYZ conducted a market enquiry for us with regard to sourcing components in China and more recently pursuing potential licences. They demonstrated exceptional market and not unexpectedly good local knowledge as well as meeting all the milestones in an efficient and professional manner. Orangebox continues to use XYZ as part of the support network in China and we would be happy to provide further evidence of their capabilities if required."
CEO and Founder, SmartKem Limited
"SmartKem Limited recently asked XYZ Communications to conduct a study of the Taiwan market. As a leading developer of organic semiconductor solutions for flexible electronics, SmartKem was very interested to understand the key customers and market drivers in the Taiwan market.
Viola and the team were able to deliver an excellent report with practical advice on how to approach the market. In addition XYZ set up a meeting schedule and introduced SmartKem to key manufacturers and business partners.
I would have no hesitation in recommending XYZ to other commercial organisations seeking to enter the Taiwan market."
Dr Peter McEwen PhDFRES
Chief Executive Officer, i2LResearch Ltd
i2LResearch recently decided to expand its sales to Chinese companies. We needed someone with experience in Chinese business practice and a knowledge of the culture to help us break into the market. XYZ Communications has fulfilled this role perfectly. They identified good leads, organised the meetings and provided excellent local support for my first visit to Hong Kong and Guangdong.
My trip was enjoyable and productive. We are now communicating with four Chinese prospect companies. We look forward to building long-term relationshipswith these companies and growing our business further in mainland China.
XYZ Communications will continue to have a role in i2L Research's development in China. I would not hesitate to recommend Shelley and her team to any organisation wishing to do business with China.
Head of Technical, WSL
“Can I just say a huge thank you for the support shown to Adrian Clough and myself during our recent visit toTaiwan and China.
Both Viola and Maggie were very helpful and professional. We could not have conducted these meetings without their assistance.”
Technical Manager, WSL
“I just wanted to drop you a line personally to say again what a great job your two ladies did for us, in both Taiwan and China.
I will continue to recommend your company to all my customers for such services, so please give feedback to both. Viola and Maggie on a job well done.”