Belper firm celebrates successful growth in the Gulf

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Belper IT support firm TBS Enterprise Mobility is set for growth in the Gulf.

TBS Enterprise Mobility, of Kedleston Close, has seen growth in the past year after firms in UAE and Qatar bought its computing software. Its TaskMaster software solution, launched at the British Embassy in Dubai, is tailored to the growing need by Gulf-based firms to have better access to information and visibility of activities when working outside the office.

The news came as Prime Minister David Cameron led a delegation of leaders from the worlds of business, academia and culture to the region.

Trade and investment relations with the Gulf States are of huge significance to the UK. In 2009 alone, UK exports to the Gulf were worth £15 billion.

Jon Poynton, co-founder and commercial director of TBS, said: “Over the last year we have been working with the Government’s UKTI to launch our project in the Gulf region, namely UAE and Qatar. We have considerable interest from large utilities, oil and gas companies, and also vehicle hire and fleet management companies.”

Trade and investment minister Lord Green said: “The UK has strong trading links with the Gulf but we need to build on this. We want to be viewed as the commercial partner of choice in the Gulf region. British companies are well placed to offer the quality, experience, innovation and skills to help deliver the Gulf region’s ambitious development and growth plans.”

Peter Hogarth, UKTI’s international trade director for the East Midlands, said: “The Middle East is a growing market with many potential business opportunities for East Midlands’ firms.

“There are local events and market visits planned.”