Over 6,000 UK businesses have been able to start trading overseas so far this year with help from Lloyds Banking Group, who pledged to help 5,000 first time exporters in 2016.
The upturn in the UK manufacturing sector extended into its fourth month running during November, as rates of expansion for output and new orders both remained solid, despite growth easing further from the highs reached in September.
It may boil down to free speech versus accusations of xenophobia. But things are getting nasty between the UK and EU, and they are getting nasty within the UK itself. Brexit is beginning to have a hard tinge to it.
The amount of manufacturing output and orders grew over the last quarter, with export volumes growth the strongest for two and a half years, according to the latest quarterly CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
For businesses looking to grow, exporting can be a fruitful business strategy and there may be more opportunities than you imagine. From high-street brands, to tech companies and even farming businesses like Mash Direct, exporting overseas can boost business prospects and could help your business grow by up to 20%.
Posted on 21st October 2016 in International Trade.
While the media focus on what Donald Trump may or may not do if he loses the US election, there was a side to the recent presidential debate that was all but ignored. Both candidates were protectionist in their rhetoric, and in the long run, the victim will be us all.
On June 23rd, the UK went to the polls and voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%. It was a shock result for the UK Government, and now begins the process of leaving the EU and negotiating with the other EU nations to get the best possible deal for the UK. At the […]
Posted on 7th October 2016 in International Trade.
The majority of UK small businesses expect growth in revenue and jobs over the next year, and those investing in exports and e-commerce are more confident about business prospects compared to those who don’t.
The UK has been told it will have to wait at least three years for a trade deal with Australia after the county’s minister said an agreement won’t be made until after the UK leaves the European Union.
Small Business Advice Week also brings the news that the majority of British small businesses (60%) are not exporting abroad, potentially missing out on millions of pounds.