Whitefield International was founded in 1999 by Mike Harling and is a globally-active, international business consultancy providing foreign direct investment (FDI) lead generation, corporate location and international trade services to expanding companies and government agencies. We also work with partners to source finance for growing companies and their projects.
All Whitefield International consultants and associates have long experience in international trade, corporate location and FDI and are fully familiar with working at a senior corporate level in a highly confidential environment. Founder and Managing Director, Mike Harling, has over 30 years experience in international business and has lived and worked in a number of countries. His background includes several years investment promotion experience, gained from holding senior posts at Whitefield International and within an investment promotion agency, and prior to that, many years in industry in international sales, marketing and trade promotion roles in the UK and overseas.
We serve clients around the world across a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, medical technology, ICT (including digital/gaming, BPO, contact centres), aerospace & defence, automotive, advanced manufacturing, logistics, business & financial services and cleantech/energy. We work in most parts of the world, although our main areas of operation are Europe, North America, South America and China. We are also active in the Middle East and Africa.