Bridgehead Ventures International is an independent consulting firm which specialises in the formation, management and development of international business expansion cluster initiatives for Scottish small and medium enterprises (SMEs). We call these Bridgehead Cluster Ventures or BCVs.

Our mission is to play a leading role in the successful internationalisation of Scottish business in the framework of the Trading Nation Export Strategy of the Scottish Government. Our vision is to significantly increase the success rate and reduce the failure rate experienced in the critical early years of international expansion ventures by combining experienced general manager, local partner and cluster management resources and expertise.

Bridgehead Ventures International is led by Hugh Fraser, a Scottish lawyer and member of the Global Scot network who has over 25 years’ experience of international business ventures. He is the Managing Partner of HFI Legal Consultancy, the former Group Head of Legal of John Wood Group PLC and the former Middle East Managing Partner for Andrews Kurth Kenyon.

Our key drivers, differentiation and value proposition for clients comprises:

Focus on our innovative business model which has been formulated from 25 years of front-line experience of why international ventures succeed or fail;

Investment in long term relationships with our clients, personnel and network; and

Strict adherence to professionalism, creating and protecting value and business ethics.