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Regional Development Agencies

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 288W, on regional development agencies: offices, what the address is of each overseas office of each regional development agency. (257728)

The addresses of RDA overseas offices are as requested .

Advantage West Midlands

Germany - Advantage West Midlands, Im Dornenhau 29, D-50129, Bergheim-Glessen, Germany

France - Advantage West Midlands, 33, Avenue du Maine, Tour Montparnasse, 75755 Paris Cedex 15, France

Brussels - Advantage West Midlands, c/o West Midlands in Europe, Oudergemselaan 22-28

Avenue d'Auderghem, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

Nordic area - Advantage West Midlands (Nordic), Wifsta Manor, SE-861 33 Timra-Sundsvall, Sweden

The Japanese and both American office are full time offices and directly staffed. The Indian and Australian are staffed part-time via an external consultant.

(Shared with EMDA) Japan ( until 31.03 09 only) - British Midlands Japan Office, Kishimoto Building (3F), 311A, 2-1 Marunouchi 2 Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 0005,Japan

(Shared with EMDA) India (emda only from 01.04.09) - British Midlands India OfficeSquare Circle Consultancy, Mangesh Building 1st Floor, 9 Avantikabal Gukhale Street, Opera House, Mumbai 400004, India

(Shared with EMDA) Australia - British Midlands Australia Office, Corvon Pty Ltd, 461 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Victoria 3103, Australia

(Shared with EMDA) USA East Coast (until 28.02.09 only) - British Midlands Boston Office, The British Midlands, 225 Franklin Street, 26th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, USA

(Shared with EMDA) USA Midwest (until 31.03.09 only) - British Midlands Chicago Office - The British Midlands, Civic Opera Building, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 930, Chicago, IL 60606, USA

(Shared with EMDA) USA West Coast (until 28.02.09 only) - British Midlands San Jose Office, The British Midlands, 95 South Market Street, Suite 300, San Jose, California 95113, USA

East Midlands Development Agency

The East Midlands German and French offices are staffed part-time through an external consultant.

Germany - England's East Midlands Germany Office, DS Consulting GmbH, Mangstrasse 29, 80997 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

France - England's East Midlands France Office, Breeze Strategy (France), 52 rue du Roi de Sicile, Paris 75004, France

The Japanese and both American office are full time offices and directly staffed. The Indian and Australian are staffed part-time via an external consultant.

(Shared with AWM) Japan ( until 31.03 09 only) - British Midlands Japan Office, Kishimoto Building (3F), 311 A, 2-1 Marunouchi 2 Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100 0005, Japan

(Shared with AWM) India (emda only from 01.04.09) - British Midlands India OfficeSquare Circle Consultancy, Mangesh Building 1st Floor, 9 Avantikabal Gukhale Street, Opera House, Mumbai 400004, India

(Shared with AWM) Australia - British Midlands Australia Office, Corvon Pty Ltd, 461 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Victoria 3103, Australia

(Shared with AWM) USA East Coast (until 28.02.09 only) - British Midlands Boston Office, The British Midlands, 225 Franklin Street, 26th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, USA

(Shared with AWM) USA Midwest (until 31.03.09 only) - British Midlands Chicago Office - The British Midlands, Civic Opera Building, 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 930, Chicago, IL 60606, USA

(Shared with AWM) USA West Coast (until 28.02.09 only) - British Midlands San Jose Office, The British Midlands, 95 South Market Street, Suite 300, San Jose, California 95113, USA

East Of England Development Agency

No overseas offices

London Development Agency

China - The London China Office Beijing, Unit 9A, 11 Level. CI Office Tower. Oriental Plaza. Nol East Changan Avenue. Dongcheng District. Beijing 100738 China

China - The London China Office Shanghai, 1st Floor Cross Tower, 318 Fuzhou Road, Shanghai 200001, China

A rented desk within the British Council, Shanghai office.

India - The London India Office Delhi, Level 4, Rectangle 1, Commercial Complex D4, Saket, New Delhi - 110017. India

India - The London India Office Mumbai, Regus, Level 6, Vaswani Manisions, Dinshaw Vacha Road. Churchgate, Mumbai - 400 020, India

North West Development Agency

The NWDA does not maintain direct offices overseas but works in collaboration with other organisations to have representation in key markets for the purposes of foreign direct investment (FDI).

(Shared with YF) Japan - The North of England, Renai Partire Shiodome 5F, 2-18-3, Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0021, Japan (joint Japanese office with Yorkshire Forward under the North of England brand).

(Shared with ONE) USA - 444 N.Michigan Avenue, Suite 441, Chicago 60611 (joint American office with ONE under the North of England brand) with small joint satellite offices at:-

3455 Peachtree Road NE, 5th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 USA

4695 MacArthur Court, 11th Floor, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA

8 Faneuil Hall Market Place, 3rd Floor, Boston , MA 02109, USA

One North East

China - Unit 2604, Westgate Tower, 1038 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai 200041, China

Japan - One North East Japan, 4th Floor, BR Shinagawa, 2 Building, 10-6 Kita-Shinagawa, 1-chome, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0001, Japan

Brussels - North East England Office, Centre for the Regions, Boulevard St Michel 80 1040 Brussels, Belgium

(Shared with NWDA) USA - 444 N.Michigan Avenue, Suite 441, Chicago 60611 with small joint satellite offices at:-

3455 Peachtree Road NE, 5th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 USA

4695 MacArthur Court, 11th Floor, Newport Beach, CA 92660, USA

8 Faneuil Hall Market Place, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02109, USA

South East of England Development Agency

SEEDA does not maintain any overseas offices. It retains the services of a network of representatives, who can be contacted at the following addresses:

Japan - Business Information Centre, Trade and Industry Centre Building, 2, Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0023, Japan

China - Suite 1620, New Town Centre, 83 Loushanguan Road, Shanghai 200336, China

India - British Deputy High Commission, 11th Floor Namam Chambers, C32/ G Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai 40051, India

Australasia - 180a Warringah Road, Beacon Hill 2100, NSW, Australia

South Korea - IKP Building 8th Floor, 300-6 Yomgok-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul Korea 137-170

USA East Coast - 580 Harrison Ave, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, USA

USA Midwest - 200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60606, USA

USA West Coast - 600 Anton Boulevard, 11th Floor, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA

USA West Coast - 530 Lytton Ave, Suite 205, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA

Germany - c/o Dr Baumer Consultants, Leimengrubenstrasse 16, 70839 Gerlingen, Germany

France - Quartier St Marcel, 84830 Serignan du Comtat, Vaucluse, France

South West of England Development Agency

Japan - 403, Nishiyama-kogyo Akasaka Building, 15-18 Akasaka 2 - Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107 - 0052, Japan

China - RM 216, 2/F, Overseas Chinese Scholars Venture Bldg, Shenzhen Hi-tech Park, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China 518057

Australia and New Zealand- 23 Arden Street, North Melbourne, Victoria 3051, Australia

Yorkshire Forward

China - Yorkshire Forward China Office, A - 809 Zhejiang World Trade Centre, 122 Shuguang Road, Hangzhou 310007. P R China

India - Yorkshire Forward, British Deputy High Commission, Maker Chambers IV, Second Floor, 222 Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

(Shared with NWDA) Japan - Renai Partire Shiodome 5F, 2-18-3, Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0021, Japan.