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Export opportunities opened up by UKTI

An IT security awareness provider has hailed the opportunities created by a UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) trip as the organisation prepares to take businesses interested in overseas trade on visits to The Hague, Lisbon and Madrid. Continue reading

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The Biggest Trends in Digital Media in 2015

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to recap on what has been a busy year in the digital media landscape. Parsely, a company that specializes on audience analytics, conducted a year-end poll among hundreds of digital publishers … Continue reading

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Business leaders back Britain’s ambitions for growth

First ambassadors announced for International Festival for Business 2016 Prominent entrepreneurs and leaders within Britain’s business community have today pledged their support for the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016. The unveiling of the new cohort of ambassadors for IFB2016 … Continue reading

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Top Rotherham exporters reveal secrets of their success

Three of Rotherham’s leading exporters are set to share their export journey, offer their insights and reveal their top tips for local businesses looking to break into international trade at an event organised by UKTI, the Sheffield City Region Local … Continue reading

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EU and Vietnam reach agreement on free trade deal

Following a telephone conversation this morning between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang, all issues of substance have been agreed on, and both sides have reached a mutually beneficial and balanced … Continue reading

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UKTI appoints new Chief Executive

Dr Catherine Raines will become Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) from  7th  September 2015, following current Chief Executive Dominic Jermey’s appointment to a new priority position as Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) International Counter-Extremism Coordinator. Currently Minister … Continue reading

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German for Enterprise project supports Yorkshire exports

Businesses in Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Humber with trade connections in Germany or Austria, or those companies keen to expand into the German market, are invited to work with our students on a language-business project: German for Enterprise. Germany is the UK’s second biggest trading partner so this is a prime opportunity for Sheffield students to get acquainted with the UK’s export drive, and for local businesses to get the edge in doing business with German-speaking companies.

The content of the project is based around the unique business needs of the participating companies. Selected businesses team up with our Year 4 students with the full support of the university’s language experts as well as our Sheffield University Enterprise Unit.
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BIS issues guidance on Greece for businesses

As a result of the temporary capital controls introduced by Greece, it is possible that you may experience delays in receiving payments originating from Greece. Greek companies may experience problems making payments and deliveries. Continue reading

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Emerging Economy Infrastructure Investment hits $107.5bn

Worldbank data reveals that the top five counties with the highest investment commitments are Brazil, Turkey, Peru, Columbia and India are top. These five countries together attracted US$78 billion, representing 73 percent of the investment commitments in the developing world in 2014. Continue reading

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Export Control: Licencing Performance Dashboard

Under the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Export Control Organisation (ECO) promotes global security through strategic export controls, facilitating responsible exports. They aim to help exporters sell their goods responsibly within the law.

The ECO provide a regularly updated web page to give you a snapshot of current performance against targets, and also how they are doing on a country-by-country basis. The page also provides guidance on export licence applications and various links to additional services to support export development. It’s a useful tool for potential and existing exporters. Continue reading

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