[tv-prg270-360×202] Jason Theodorou, Fresh Business Thinking Hi I’m Jason Theodorou from Fresh Business Thinking. Today I’m speaking to Neal Gandhi, the CEO of Quickstart Global, about his new book Born Global – a handbook for companies looking to succeed in expanding globally. Many companies see cultural differences as a major reason for not going abroad […]
The Internet has been breaking down barriers between different geographic markets for some time. However, local customs, traditions and general approaches to business still vary from country to country, and one of the most important of these is the way in which customers prefer to pay for goods and services over the internet.
Posted on 30th December 2009 in International Trade.
Following the success of www.freshbusinessthinking.com FBT Media are delighted to launch this new portal aimed at UK companies who want information or advice about trading internationally.
The University of Glasgow won the title of Scotland regional winner of the annual International Trade Awards in recognition of the excellent track record in attracting students from around the world to the University’s MSc in Management programme. Over the past three years, the university has seen the number of overseas students enrolling on the course triple thanks to the department’s work in establishing partnerships with academic institutions in its core markets of China and India. – www.gla.ac.uk
TEREX Finlay, renowned throughout the world as the market leaders in mobile crushing, screening, washing and recycling equipment, won the title of Northern Ireland regional winner of the International Trade Awards 2008. Exporting for over 50 years to 80+ countries throughout the world, TEREX Finlay is committed to continual improvement in accordance with their customer’s requirements – www.terexfinlay.com
Global digital TV technology developers Pace Plc, based in West Yorkshire, won the title of the Yorkshire and Humberside regional winner of the annual International Trade Awards. In the past year, Pace Plc has set challenging international expansion goals and objectives, rapidly doubling its customer base and increasing the number of countries to which it exports. Pace Plc continuously develops innovative technology which is now deployed by over 100 payTV operators worldwide – www.pace.com
This is a difficult time for British businesses. They’ve got two choices. You can either batten down the hatches; cut costs, cut back, focus on your core suppliers and your core buyers, and try and weather through the storm. Or you can try and look overseas and take advantage of weaker sterling, the new export market, and adapt what you do so that you’re more competitive and so you can actually develop new markets.
Penn Pharmaceutical Services, a leading Welsh company that provides a range of fully integrated and cost effective pharmaceutical development, clinical trial supply and custom manufacturing services to the international healthcare industry was the winner of the Wales category of the International Trade Awards 2008, in recognition of the company’s diverse global customer base – www.pennpharm.co.uk
Recent figures released by the Food and Drink Federation show that UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks bucked the recessionary trend to reach an all-time high in the first six months of the year. Between January and June 2009, the UK exported a massive £4.82 billion worth of products overseas as the weak pound made international trade an ever-more appealing proposition.
Posted on 24th November 2009 in International Trade.
Stephen Hughes, Director of northern Europe, Enterprise Ireland, comments on the foreign markets that are most appealing to SMEs in the current economic downturn
The economic market, although currently in a downturn, can create new opportunities for businesses.
Posted on 26th October 2009 in International Trade.
Regional heats of the International Trade Awards, sponsored by HSBC, will be judged between October 2009 and February 2010 by a panel that comprises of experts in international trade, representatives of sponsors and small businesses.
Posted on 8th September 2009 in International Trade.