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Dr Vince Cable supports campaign for more British exports to Asia

07/12/2011

By Marcus Leach Business Secretary Dr Vince Cable and Foreign Secretary William Hague are today (Wednesday) launching a UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) campaign to encourage more British companies to export to Asia’s high-growth and emerging markets. As part of the campaign, UKTI has joined forces with the RBS Group to... read more


 

New £125m fund to boost UK advanced manufacturing supply chains

06/12/2011

By Marcus Leach A new initiative of up to £125 million is being set up to improve the global competitiveness of UK advanced manufacturing supply chains, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today (Tuesday). The Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative aims to help existing UK supply chains grow and achieve world class standards... read more


 

EU crisis poses a serious threat to fledgling exporters

06/12/2011

By Marcus Leach At the very time when the Government says that UK exporters are at the heart of its economic recovery plans, the deepening and seemingly irreversible economic crisis in the EU threatens to hit UK exporters harder than most. “The turmoil we are witnessing is clearly not good news for... read more


 

David Cameron takes to LinkedIn to engage with British exporters

06/12/2011

By Marcus Leach The Prime Minister has been engaging with small and mediums sized enterprises (SMEs) to come up with new ways to stimulate economic growth. Having recently joined LinkedIn – the social networking group for business professionals – the Prime Minister used his profile to ask: “How do you think Britain could... read more


 

AESSEAL announced as International Trade Company of the Year 2011

05/12/2011

By Marcus Leach The 2010/11 International Trade Awards, sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking and Eversheds, are proud to announce that AESSEAL plc are the winners of the International Trade Company of the Year award. The prestigious awards, hosted at the House of Lords, exclusively recognise the UK's leading importers and exporters who... read more


 

earworms winners of the International Trade Small to Medium Sized Company of the Year award

05/12/2011

By Marcus Leach The 2010/11 International Trade Awards, sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking and Eversheds, are proud to announce that earworms are the winners of the International Trade Small to Medium Sized Company of the Year award. The prestigious awards, hosted at the House of Lords, exclusively recognised the UK's leading importers... read more


 

Perceived 'double-dip' threat erodes business confidence

05/12/2011

By Maximilian Clarke More than half of London’s businesses fear a return to recession, though an overwhelming majority feel the 2012 London Olympics will boost their business’ profile internationally. Only 13% of London businesses feel more optimistic about prospects for the economy over the next six months, compared with 43% in June,... read more


 

UK services sector expands at fastest rate in Europe

05/12/2011

By Maximilian Clarke The UK’s services sector increased its rate of growth, with a reading of 52.1 the latest Markit/Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply purchasing managers’ index. The monthly index- the most authoritative of its kind, confirms increased growth within the dominant sector for the second month, despite the backdrop of... read more


 

UK manufacturing growth forecast cut amid eurozone uncertainty

05/12/2011

By Maximilian Clarke A slowdown in manufacturing growth has prompted the UK’s biggest manufacturing group to cut its growth forecast to just 0.9% in 2012. Having achieved a consistently high rate of growth over much of the past 12 months, the damaging effects of Eurozone uncertainty on both international and domestic demand... read more


 

Remote Diagnostic Technologies are the winners of the International Trade Excellence in Innovation award

05/12/2011

By Marcus Leach The 2010/11 International Trade Awards, sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking and Eversheds, are proud to announce that Remote Diagnostic Technologies are the winners of the International Trade Excellence in Innovation award. The prestigious awards, hosted at the House of Lords, exclusively recognised the UK's leading importers and exporters who... read more