Professor Keith Ridgway, executive dean of the University of Sheffield AMRC with Boeing, laid out the plans to representatives of some of the world’s best known advanced manufacturing companies.
The 150,000 sq ft plant on the Advanced Manufacturing Park will make high technology turbine blades for large civil aero engines and create 150 jobs.
It is launching an international trade and export strategy with the priority of supporting small and medium sized businesses.
The authority said that SMEs were the foundation of the local economy, contributing around half of the employment and turnover, and boosting exports was a “strong route” towards increased private sector growth.
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UK Export Finance (UKEF) is launching a new partnership with five major high street banks to allow smaller businesses to access millions of pounds in government-backed trade finance. UKEF, as part of the Department for International Trade, provides financial support to help UK companies sell…
Overseas buyers can now access UK government-backed finance in 62 pre-approved local currencies when they buy from the UK. Overseas buyers of UK exports can now access UK government-backed finance in 62 pre-approved local currencies, Minister for Investment Graham Stuart MP announced today. The support is…
When Anne Wilson joined Numill as a book-keeper in 2000, exports accounted for less than a fifth of the tool reclamation company’s business. A management buyout and a recession later, Anne has built international trade into half the business “and that proportion is likely to rise still further”, she says.
The planning department of Sheffield Council has voted and plans are now approved for Factory 2050, a state of the art, £43m development that will ensure Sheffield city region continues to lead on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing.
UKEF (UK Export Finance) is the UK’s export credit agency, helping exporters and investors by providing credit insurance policies, political risk insurance on overseas investments and guarantees on bank loans.
Figures released on the 4 February 2015 by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union show that Retail volume in December 2014 are up by 0.3% in comparison to November 2014. No surprise there I hear you say, after all Christmas was just around the corner.
Sheffield Design Week is hosted in one of the UK’s most creative cities. Taking place annually, this 7 day festival will host an array of local, regional, national and international design, architectural and creative names. It will showcase all disciplines of design, from graphic design to architecture, advanced manufacturing and technology to fashion and product design and more.
Take stock of where your customers are today. Has anything changed in your international sales cycle for current markets? The landscape is changing all the time; are there emerging opportunities in countries you might not have considered before?
You may have seen in the news that Sheffield Chamber, in partnership with New Era Development, University of Sheffield and Creative Sheffield have announced plans to develop the Chinese “Gateway to the North”. This is an exciting development building on existing and recently announced investments…
Exporting is GREAT for your business – UK products, services and expertise are in demand all around the world and businesses that export grow faster and survive longer than those that solely rely on their domestic market.