BizClik Media Group (BizClik), one of the UK’s fastest growing media companies and publisher of Business Chief, has opened an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The move comes as BizClik also opens offices in central London to add to its Norwich HQ. This international expansion follows three years of rapid growth for the media company which has seen it launch new brands and a series of successful live events.
“Having a team based in Dubai means we can better serve our global audience and partners,” says Glen White, founder and CEO, BizClik.
“The UAE has a vibrant business community and is rightly seen as a global hub. This allows us to better serve our existing partners in MENA and APAC, secure new partners, and create engaging, international content that reflects the global nature of our audiences.”
BizClik has a growing portfolio of global media brands which currently includes:
- Supply Chain
- Data Centre
- EV (new for October 2022)
“It’s an exciting time for BizClik and an exciting time in the UAE’s impressive development,” says Scott Birch, Managing Director – Dubai, BizClik.
“In July, the NextGenFDI initiative was launched to attract 300 digital companies to the Emirates, and I’m proud to say that BizClik was one of the first to answer that call. We have been digital-first since our formation in 2007, and the UAE is the perfect place for us to take our company to the next level.”
Birch says GITEX 2022 being held in Dubai next week is the perfect opportunity for the BizClik team to engage with the region's innovators and industry leaders to showcase how they are creating the future via Web 3.0.
"The MENA region has always been well represented in Business Chief and our other titles," says Birch, "but it was clear to us that the UAE's vision and ambition made Dubai the logical choice for our future plans."
BizClik's UAE expansion part of five-year business plan
According to BizClik Chief Operating Officer Stacy Norman, the investment in London and Dubai is part of the company’s five-year business plan, and built on solid revenue growth.
“While many media companies stood still during the pandemic or even downsized, BizClik’s business model allowed us to thrive and more than double our headcount,” says Norman.
“We launched five new brands and a series of live business events. Opening an office in Dubai is all part of that plan and we identified the UAE early on as our preferred destination for doing business.”
Birch is joined in Dubai by Stuart Irving, who has relocated from the UK, plus a team of content creatives and business development executives hired in the UAE.
“The reaction from our partners has been overwhelming,” says Irving. “I have previously worked with many incredible companies based in the UAE, the MENA and APAC to help them tell their corporate stories and being able to conduct business face to face is invaluable.”
Dinah Subuh, Director of Technology Capability, Ooredoo Kuwait, says BizClik moving to the region is “a great move”.
Amir Abdelazim, CTO, Detecon International adds: “Hearing that BizClik is coming to the region is wonderful news, although it felt they have been here for a long while. In all my encounters with the team, I have only seen amazing work being done – if that was done without yet being in the region, I can’t wait to see what can they do being here.”