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Stephen George International Visit Sofia

6th July 2010

In February 2010, Stephen George International joined other Design Leicestershire companies in a UK Trade and Industry organised market research visit to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Accession to the EU and a recent change of government brings a major opportunity for Bulgaria to compete on an EU, and eventually a global, stage and an opportunity for Design Leicestershire to assist in that process.

UK companies are highly regarded in Bulgaria and there is recognition that the UK has particular strengths that Bulgaria can benefit from, although of course they would prefer to work ‘in partnership’ with UK firms to ensure that knowledge is transferred so that indigenous firms develop their own expertise over time.

Stephen George International is now working closely with a number of Bulgarian architectural practices in partnership. This collaborative approach is being received enthusiastically and will help us to be more readily accepted in Bulgaria and provide us with better access to that market and government agencies.