Author Archives: Halton International

UK defence export promotion inquiry

Source: www.parliament.uk, 21st July The Committees on Arms Export Controls have launched an inquiry into UK defence export promotion. The inquiry will examine the role the government plays in promoting the UK defence industry abroad and consider the impact this … Continue reading

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Starved FCO urgently needs resources for Brexit challenge and opportunities

Source: www.parliament.uk, 20th July 2016 The Government must commit to a substantial increase in funding and personnel for the FCO, as the department’s role evolves to meet the challenges and opportunities in leaving the EU. Read the report summary Read … Continue reading

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Sheffield Secures Massive Chinese Investments

Source: Laurence Kilgannon, Insider Media, 21st July 2016 Sheffield has secured a Chinese investment deal worth more than £1bn, the biggest by a UK city outside of London, in a move which will initially fund four or five city centre … Continue reading

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Farnborough International Airshow – Set for Success

  Over 98% of inside and outside exhibition space sold 71%  International Participation 22 international pavilions Over 30% of direct exhibitors are new to FIA 50% growth in commercial and civil delegation programme Wednesday 22 June, 2016: Farnborough International announced … Continue reading

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Business Secretary to launch preliminary trade talks with India

Source: BIS, 8th July 2016 Business Secretary Sajid Javid to start preliminary trade talks with India during a series of discussions in Delhi. Business Secretary Sajid Javid will be in Delhi today (8 July 2016) where he will launch initial … Continue reading

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Sheffield looks to China for Investment

Sheffield is to forge closer links with China in a bid to create jobs and encourage long-term economic security. Council leader Julie Dore and deputy leader Leigh Bramall are currently in China with a trade delegation speaking to businesses about … Continue reading

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Sheffield City Region Visit to IFB2016

IFB2016: The world’s biggest Business Festival Discover opportunities for your business at IFB2016 What is IFB2016? Three themed weeks, 13th – 1st July 2016 of business opportunities, over 75 events, with approximately 85 International delegations, 40 000 delegates, including 10 … Continue reading

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Recognition as a female exporter in engineering: Success begins with just one step – Anne Wilson MBE, Managing Director of Numill

Source: Womanthology Anne Wilson MBE is Managing Director of Numill, a Sheffield-based engineering company engaged in the repair and manufacturing of cutting tools, serving industries including high precision automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, rail and general engineering. The company is … Continue reading

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International Trade Forum: Focus on the US

The US is the UK’s top export destination and is ranked the fourth easiest country to do business with and offers opportunities for UK companies. Continue reading

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TTIP: Separating myth from fact

Source: BIS This weekend (23 and 24 April 2016) US President Barack Obama has been speaking about progress on concluding negotiations on the EU-US free trade agreement, otherwise known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Here are some … Continue reading

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