Tag Archives: International Trade

Insight Visit: The Netherlands – 8 – 10th September

In September of this year, Business Sheffield will be organising an Insight Export Visit in partnership with the Netherlands Business Support Office to provide aspiring exporters with first-hand experience and knowledge that will be easily transferable to other EU countries. … Continue reading

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EEN – Market Visit to Germany

EEN Midlands is taking UK businesses on a market visit to Germany 14-18 September. The trade delegation will visit Munich, Karlsruhe, Saarbrucken and Krefeld and will have the opportunity to meet key contacts to develop business relationships with German companies. 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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Northern Powerhouse Mission to Singapore and Malaysia

The new Northern Powerhouse initiative supports sector based trade and investment missions for companies across the North of England. South East Asia represents amazing opportunities for UK business. It’s a strategic region, where economic growth and development is expected to exceed the global average for the foreseeable future.

Delegates are invited to join the Northern Powerhouse business mission to Singapore and Malaysia, which will focus on Manufacturing, Business & Professional Services, Infrastructure (Sports), Education and Value Added sectors, and offer great opportunities for Northern companies to gain insights into two of South East Asia’s most vibrant markets. Continue reading

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UKTI Inward Investment Report 2014 to 2015

Published by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the UK’s Inward Investment Report for 2014 to 2015 shows that the UK has maintained its position as the number one destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Europe after attracting a record number of FDI projects. Continue reading

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Sumo Digital agrees Disney gaming partnership

Sheffield-based video game development studio Sumo Digital has agreed a partnership with Disney on its Infinity 3.0 game.

Disney Infinity 3.0 is the latest instalment in the action-adventure video game series, which allows players to bring Disney Pixar’s characters to life, from Pirates of the Caribbean to Toy Story and Frozen.
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Sport Tech Match 2015

The Chambers of Commerce, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Enterprise Europe Network Netherlands and co-organizers invite you to the SportTechMatch 2015, an international matchmaking event that will be organised on 3 July 2015 in the wake of the start of the Tour de France (‘Grand Départ’) in Utrecht, the Netherlands (4-5 July 2015).
The Tour de France is the biggest annual sports event in the world and it combines tradition with the latest innovations in several areas.
The SportTechMatch will comprise the TOURlab and SportTechMatch business meetings. The intention will be to establish international partnerships between companies, especially small and mediumsized enterprises, and between companies, researchers and technologists. Continue reading

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