ConnectChina Ltd was founded by Jo Lavan as a specialist international consultancy in 2004 providing business support services in the UK & overseas to develop trade and investment opportunities with China.
The company is based in the north of England and set up its Shanghai office in 2014. Both offices have experienced, bilingual teams providing bespoke practical business solutions including supply chain development, business communication, partner brokerage and business start up.
Joanna has been involved in international trade for over 30 years and has been working with China since 2000. She travels overseas regularly on behalf of ConnectChina and with clients. She is former Vice-Chairman of The 48 Group Club, founder Member of the China Advisers Network, Visiting Fellow of Leeds University Business School, Graduate & Fellow of the Institute of Export.
Through ConnectChina’s expertise, networks and partners in China, they offer good market coverage in China, thus supporting and enhancing activities in China. Their support is both practical and comprehensive in order that clients reach their objectives faster, minimizing any challenges that may arise.
Clients range from micro companies to multinationals across a diverse range of sectors including life sciences, tourism & culture, advanced manufacturing, new materials, logistics, technology – creative & digital, and they also work with the public sector in both China and the UK.