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Growth of UK manufacturing production at 16-month high

01/02/2013

By Daniel Hunter UK manufacturing production continued to expand at the start of 2013, following a further increase in new orders and ongoing efforts to clear backlogs of work. The labour market also continued to stabilise following the job losses seen through much of the middle of last year. At 50.8 in... read more


 

Entrepreneurship levels the playing field for women

01/02/2013

By Marcus Leach Entrepreneurship gives women the chance to excel, where in other more traditional roles they may struggle to gain parity, according to Global Angels founder Molly Bedingfield. Speaking at the first gathering of the judging panel for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Bedingfield, who has considerable experience in the... read more


 

Great British Entrepreneur Awards launched

31/01/2013

By Daniel Hunter A brand new set of awards are being launched to celebrate entrepreneurs and recognise their achievements. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards will be held during Global Entrepreneurship week - taking place in London, 19th November 2013. The awards will celebrate all areas of entrepreneurship and enterprise, including a variety... read more


 

Entrepreneurs 'make the country happen'

31/01/2013

By Marcus Leach Chris Moss, the man behind the Orange mobile brand, has hailed entrepreneurs as the very people 'who make the country happen' following the launch of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The awards, to be held on November 19th during Global Entrepreneurship Week, will celebrate all areas of... read more


 

Personal relationships crucial to unlocking success in Indian market

29/01/2013

By Daniel Hunter There is large global appetite to tap into the high growth Indian market but international acquirers often struggle to identify opportunities and meet seller expectations, according to the latest findings from a KPMG report titled ‘Doing deals successfully in India: lessons from the dealmakers’. The research also... read more


 

Exporters are more likely to increase profits than domestic firms

29/01/2013

By Daniel Hunter A new report published by Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workspaces, shows that UK firms trading internationally are two fifths more likely to increase profits than those sticking to the domestic market. Based on a 3000-strong poll of senior managers and company owners, the report found that... read more


 

Online retailers seeking to expand into international markets

28/01/2013

By Daniel Hunter UK online retailers who sell abroad are seeking to grow sales by targeting new international markets during 2013, a study by Royal Mail has found. 65 per cent of small to medium sized enterprises (SME) online retailers who export are confident of growing sales in 2013. The study... read more


 

$20 billion of Sao Paulo infrastructure contracts open to UK firms

28/01/2013

By Daniel Hunter Trade Minister Lord Green has welcomed a trade delegation from the Government of Sao Paulo today (Monday), who are in the UK to present eight Public Private Partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects, worth $20 billion, to British potential contractors. The PPP projects for Sao Paulo, to be presented in the... read more


 

John Bercow reinforces the importance of international trade qualifications

24/01/2013

By Daniel Hunter Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons and MP for Buckingham, has recognised the importance of international qualifications for British businesses, when he presented an employee from his constituency with a certificate from the Institute of Export (IOE). Marie Griffiths, International trade Compliance Specialist at... read more


 

Construction Barometer shows urgent need for further restructuring across industry

23/01/2013

By Daniel Hunter An analysis of the development of margins among the UK’s 14 largest contractors confirms the urgent need for further cost efficiency and restructuring across the construction sector. Contrary to popular perception, the UK construction industry battled the recession relatively successfully during the first five years and only succumbed... read more