My export journey: Andrew Kimitri of Fhoss Technology
Blog Posts - March 9, 2016
“The call came in from one of the largest distributors in the UK saying that, due to the traction Fhoss Technology has gained here in the UK , they would like to work with our business. They wanted to help us take the product and brand overseas, into several countries. That was overwhelming.”
Forget global trends: work out an exporting strategy that works for you
Blog Posts - February 3, 2016
“Some recent figures around exporting have been less than promising: but as long as you have a plan that works for you success is within reach.
International expansion should be a priority for any business committed to long-term growth. A loyal customer base in your home country is important, but access to new markets can be crucial to your ongoing success.”
Advice for exporters: what are the different delivery options?
Blog Posts - January 4, 2016
“The transport and delivery of your goods is an integral part of the export process. Using the correct mode of transport can be a crucial factor in obtaining the contract, contributing to your increased profits and ensuring your customer’s satisfaction” Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General, Institute of Export
5 steps to balancing the risks and opportunities of doing business internationally
Blog Posts - December 23, 2015
At the British Chambers of Commerce 2015 International Trade Conference, Louis Taylor (CEO at UK Export Finance), Ian Davis (Chairman at Rolls-Royce) and Richard Fenning (CEO at Control Risks), joined a panel session to discuss how to do business in high growth markets and the risks involved.
Creating tomorrow’s export stars: a view from the frontline
Blog Posts - December 9, 2015
“Ambitious small and medium-sized businesses want to do far more than just grow at the same rate as the economies in which they operate. Internationalisation offers a compelling opportunity to move faster, with expansion into new, overseas markets offering access to a much larger universe of potential customers.” Read more
Nicol Fraser, partner of UK mid-market private equity firm Dunedin, advises small and medium-sized British businesses on developing an internationalisation strategy
“Don’t always look local”: Louis Barnett’s international business advice
Blog Posts - December 9, 2015
At the British Chamber of Commerce 2015 International Trade Conference, 24-year-old entrepreneur and chocolatier Louis Barnett shared how his business has grown over the past year:
“Building strong relationships with customers, suppliers, partners and advisors is absolutely key if you want to succeed in international trade” Read More
Exporting to the USA – Top Tips
Blog Posts - November 25, 2015
The United States is the largest, most competitive and technologically advanced economy in the world.
Southeast Asia: a promising and fast-growing market for trade
Blog Posts - November 18, 2015
Adrian Short (Chairman BritCham Indonesia) discusses international trade opportunities in one of the fastest growing consumer market in the world: Southeast Asia.
“The Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) includes Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It is a deeply diverse region, rivalling China and India for growth, with a combined GDP per capita of US$ 4,010” – Read more
The focus on the BRICs has hampered UK export performance. Now is the time to change course and play the ACE (America, China and Europe).
Blog Posts - November 9, 2015
UK exports are a consistent story of failed ambition and declining market share.
“In 2012, in setting out his ambition to double UK exports to £1tn by 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer threw down a gauntlet to British exporters. At the current time there appears almost no chance of the UK achieving this target. UK export values have remained relatively flat over the last three years and the July 2015 OBR and EY ITEM Club forecasts suggest that £630 to £650bn is the realistic range for exports in 2020.” Mark Gregory, Chief Economist, UK and Ireland, EY