ETK Group

ETK is a trusted partner for developing and implementing Africa strategy.

About Us

Is Africa a part of your global strategy? Would you like to save time and money on your market entry implementation or enlarge your footprint?

Or perhaps you are in Africa already, you have recently been awarded a contract or would like to expand - either to the rest of Africa or into a new market.

Either way, you have come to the right place.

Bespoke Opportunities

We identify bespoke opportunities that require investors and suppliers.

Integrity & Transparency

We are known for our integrity and the transparency of our processes, protecting our clients from making costly mistakes.

Extensive Network

We use our extensive network, market insight and thought leadership to help you confidently grow your business footprint.

New Markets

ETK Consulting has been helping businesses go into new markets for close to a decade.

Our Story

ETK is the lead consultancy for African market entry and African business growth.

At ETK, our purpose is to:

Build Trust

Build trust and confidence in investment in Africa

Help International Businesses

Help international businesses trade with African businesses

Help African Businesses

Help businesses based in Africa expand their international footprint

We Solve Important Problems

It is this focus which informs all the services we provide and the decisions we make.

We solve important problems like helping you navigate your way through legislation and trading practice, understanding cultural differences, and finding trusted partners, agents and distributors.

ETK Team at an event
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ETK Group focuses on providing high quality services for business with an interest in engaging African markets, but also African businesses interested in growing outside of their home territories.

Through our two subsidiary companies – ETK Consulting and Centre for African Business Education – we are able to provide our clients with the best strategic options based on real time local knowledge.

HERE ARE ANSWERS TO SOME FREQUETLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to successfully enter another market?

It depends on your short and long term goals and objectives. It can take anything from weeks to years. The laws of demand and supply also play a crucial role.

What kind of support can I get from the government?

There are always a number of schemes available for export support. Please contact us for more information.

How can I trust ETK’s recommendations?

ETK has developed a rigorous, ethical and culturally sensitive approach to finding the right partners, suppliers and team for your business. We can tell you more about our selection processes in different sectors when you contact us.

How many markets do you actually cover?

We have teams in five African countries who are capable of covering their regions. For more information on our coverage, see Into Africa and Out of Africa.

Can ETK provide me with any service guarantees?

We are able to provide guarantees on our service delivery. It is important to note that there are several phases to market entry and commitment from your company is 100% crucial.

Why can’t I just hire an Export Manager instead of working with ETK?

It is very rare to find a Manager who understands the African markets we work in to the extent that our local teams can offer. African markets are also quite dynamic so it is important to work with someone who understands the shifting landscape.

Will socio-political and economic instability affect my business prospects in my chosen country in Africa?

Business in Africa as it is with the rest of the world can be challenging and you will have to be committed to your strategic plan which we would work with you to develop. This of course, will include a risk management strategy.

How does the Order Verification service actually work?

We ensure that all aspects of the order you have received pass the ETK Order Test which is unique mechanism we have developed to ensure you don’t lose time and money.

How much do ETK’s services cost?

There is a standard cost for our workshops which can be delivered at your office or at ETK’s offices in Colchester or via Skype but billing based on the outcome of the workshop may vary from project to project.

If I have already started the market entry process, can I still bring ETK in mid-project?

Of course, we will work with you develop a way forward based on your past activities and desired outcomes.

So what direction

are you going?

Looking to trade Into Africa or Out of Africa?

Call us on +44 (0)1206 563 698

ETK Group