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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


Playing to our Strengths: How UK Businesses can Harness Omnichannel to go Global

The UK has become the world’s second biggest online retail exporter. According to the British Retail Consortium, shoppers from all over the world are demanding UK goods, from UK brands, purchased easily over the internet. Consumers don’t mind if a product they want is at a local store or in a shopkeeper’s window halfway around the world. It’s now less about location and more about consumer engagement — anytime, anywhere.... read more


International Trade Expo Interview: Lord Bilimoria

We recently caught up with Lord Bilimoria, founder and chairman of Cobra Beer.... read more


Export Week: Advertising Holds The Key For SMEs Looking To Export

This week is Export Week, where we celebrate Brand Britain and focus on how we can inject further growth into our economy by capitalising on the long-term opportunities of international trade. While there is a clear desire among most businesses to increase exports, the most recent government data shows that only 19 per cent of UK SMEs currently export, compared to 25 per cent of EU SMEs. So what is actually holding SMEs back from exporting and what role can advertising play to encourage further investment and growth?... read more