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The Importance of Overseas Trading

Export has played a pivotal role in the success of Oliver Valves, the Knutsford-based manufacturer of valves for the oil and gas industry. Here I tell the story of my international success and call for more support for British exporters.... read more


5 Things to Get Right Before You Start Selling to Overseas Customers

If you’re thinking about growing your business, you may have considered whether you can provide goods and services to new customers based overseas.... read more


Top Tips for Businesses Expanding Abroad

With the economic recovery now well underway many UK businesses are looking beyond these shores to expand into new markets that will enable them to broaden their revenue stream. In a globalised economy, the same considerations you make for a local customer often apply in a number of markets; Ireland or the Netherlands for example, often have similar requirements to UK customers. As such there is an immediate opportunity for businesses of all sizes to tap into any number of lucrative markets.... read more


Introducing Gate 8

One of the hardest things about preparing for a trip is figuring out what to pack. If you're traveling for business, especially if it is to a city you’ve never visited before (to meet clients that you’ve never met before) then the task can seem pretty daunting.... read more


International Trade Expo Interview: Robin Berry and Charles Lartey

Robin Berry and Charles Lartey discuss the steps a business should take to start trading internationally.... read more


Barclays Pocket Business Clinic: International Trading

‘Hi, my name’s Alan Bracken. I’m an International and Trade Business Manager for Barclays. This bite-size clinic is aimed at highlighting some of the considerations and factors involved when trading overseas.’... read more


International Trade Expo Interview: Chris Airey

Chris Airey discusses international trade. ... read more


International Trade Expo Interview: David Quinn

David Quinn talks about why international trade is important.... read more


What Motivates International Expansion?

Business Development and global expansion in new markets is an interesting subject and a hot topic for ninety percent of flourishing SMEs in today’s digital world. ... read more


Securing Partnerships with Large Corporations

Large corporations offer great business opportunities to many small companies, so it’s little wonder that CEOs of SMEs will spend numerous hours deliberating over suitable partners. Not only will bigger businesses help provide a stamp of approval and attract other large customers, but they give SMEs the potential to scale their business by gaining access to the large company’s customer base.... read more