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Open to Export: Gatwick

17/10/2013

By Daniel Hunter Global business experts from six continents and over 40 countries are set to travel to Gatwick to help local firms boost their exports at a UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) event, this month. Going Global in a Day, at the Holiday Inn Gatwick on 22 October, will give firms... read more


 

EU-Canada free trade agreement

17/10/2013

By Daniel Hunter A landmark trade deal reached today between the EU and Canada, that will benefit the UK economy and businesses by over £1.3 billion a year, has been welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron. The Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the European Commission confirmed the negotiations had concluded in... read more


 

Anatomy of an exporter

17/10/2013

By Daniel Hunter Research from Experian, the global information services company, reveals the towns and industries in the UK where businesses have the right characteristics to export, yet are not doing so and, therefore, not fulfilling their full potential. Experian analysed over 40,000 UK companies currently exporting to profile their components... read more


 

UK in China nuclear deal

16/10/2013

By Daniel Hunter George Osborne has said that the UK will allow Chinese companies to take a stake in British nuclear power plants. The decision could lead to China taking a future majority stake in the development of the next generation of British nuclear power. Mr Osborne made the announcement on the last... read more


 

Opinion: China or the EU?

16/10/2013

By Jason Stockwood, CEO of Simply Business George Osborne is right to defrost business relations with China. As the balance of global economic power moves East, it is imperative that the UK recognises the growing importance of China, both as an increasingly important export destination and as a source of inward... read more


 

Open to Export: Chuka Umunna speech

16/10/2013

By Marcus Leach Chuka Umunna, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills said that trade and export must be at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. Speaking at the British Chamber of Commerce's International Trade Conference in London Mr Umunna said that exporting must be at the very heart... read more


 

Is the UK economy improving?

16/10/2013

By Marcus Leach The UK economy is improving, and in a sustainable manner, according to John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). Speaking at the BCC's International Trade Conference... read more


 

BCC International Trade Conference

16/10/2013

By Daniel Hunter On the day of the British Chambers of Commerce’s International Trade Conference (Thursday), the business group has published new research in conjunction with DHL Express looking at the health of the UK’s export market. The BCC/DHL Trade Confidence Index, which measures both UK exporting activity and business confidence,... read more


 

'Time to focus on exports'

16/10/2013

By Marcus Leach Britain must be more focused on export to ensure the economic recovery is a sustainable one was the message from Business Secretary Vince Cable. Speaking at the BCC's International Trade Conference in London today (Thursday) Mr Cable said that we, as a nation, must have a greater focus on... read more


 

See Inside Manufacturing

15/10/2013

By Daniel Hunter A joint government-industry initiative to encourage young people to consider a career in manufacturing moved into the fast lane when McLaren roared into Westminster today (Wednesday). ... read more