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- Bess on Africa – think trade, not aid: very interesting blog Lewis!
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- Middlesbrough firms win expert support in competition for best export idea December 12, 2013Three Middlesbrough firms have won thousands of pounds worth of expert support for their innovative export ideas in a special ‘Dragon’s Den’-style competition. […]
- GREAT weeks December 12, 2013Find out more about these fantastic opportunities for the creative industries, retail, luxury and food & drink sectors to promote your brand or service in key markets […]
- Ministerial visit highlights education opportunities in Kazakhstan December 11, 2013David Willetts visited Astana to continue cooperation in education between the UK and Kazakhstan. […]
- Middlesbrough firms win expert support in competition for best export idea December 12, 2013
Author Archives: Clive Drinkwater
I’ve always been entertained by what I know as Fiedler’s Rules of Forecasting. They’ve been attributed to a range of people from Winston Churchill to Cecil B DeMille and I’m sure we’ll never know who actually came up with them. … Continue reading
It’s always fascinating to go back to a country that you haven’t visited for a while. So it was with my visit to India last week, my first for about nine years. My parents used to live in Kerala and … Continue reading
I hope you’ve returned from your Christmas and New Year break, as my old headmaster used to say, like giants refreshed. I always enjoy a long break myself and use it to recharge the batteries – more necessary this year … Continue reading
I was thrilled to hear that the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will be holding its prestigious Stirling Prize ceremony in Manchester for the first time on 13 October. I look forward to following the events on TV as they … Continue reading
A couple of interesting surveys came across my desk recently. The first was undertaken by North West Business Insider, supported by Ernst & Young looking at international trade patterns for North West firms. View the survey here I was struck by … Continue reading
As the Olympic torch arrives in the Chester next Monday on the first North West leg of its pre-games tour, I ask myself what it is about the Olympics that excites me so much. As long ago as 1964, my … Continue reading
I’ve been a bit distracted lately. I had a marvellous holiday in Mexico with my wife and then came back to the birth of my new grand-daughter. Ava Violet Elizabeth is absolutely gorgeous and I’m happy to report that mother … Continue reading
So, you’ve got a fantastic product or service offer and a terrific support network. You run a tight ship, have high productivity and should be internationally competitive, but If nobody knows about you, you will never sell. The answer is, … Continue reading
In my exporting challenge blog I set a series of questions. I now turn to the question of routes to market. Luckily Doug Mahoney, UKTI’s Director-West Midlands, recently blogged on the subject and promised more in the future but I … Continue reading