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David Coppock

Geoff, Joe and Lesley lead Export Week from the front

Geoff Turnbull makes things. The company he runs, GT Group, is a fantastically successful business in Peterlee and I was delighted to be able to launch Export Week (left)  in the North East from his premises – with Geoff leading … Continue reading

Vic Annells

Italian vogue for Scottish design

I did wonder when Prime Minister David Cameron held a summit this week with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi whether he might have artfully left a copy of Italian Vogue lying around Number 10. I have one in my office, … Continue reading

UKTI South Korea

5 questions with …. Hugo Fearnley, Nature’s Laboratory

5 Questions with …. Is UKTI South Korea’s blog series where we find out more about the Korean market via small bites. This month we talk to Hugo Fearnley (pictured) , Business Development Director for Nature’s Laboratory, a healthcare and … Continue reading

Laura Faulkner

Exporting in the digital age: engage with e-commerce

The opportunity for UK consumer brands to export is huge. Today, the most effective route to new markets is through online shopping platforms.  It is forecast that consumer online spend will grow to $400bn by 2020. UK cross-border internet retail sales alone will be worth … Continue reading

Crispin Simon

A cause for optimism

In a couple of weeks’ time, I have the great pleasure of taking part in the ‘Exporting from Britain’ panel session at the EEF’s National Manufacturing Conference. Manufacturing exports was at the heart of a former incarnation, as CEO of … Continue reading

Lord Livingston

A mega mission to emerging Europe

Central Europe is a big opportunity on our growth agenda. If you are a small or medium-sized company already exporting to our top three EU markets – France, Italy and Germany – then Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary should … Continue reading

Anna D'Alessandro

It’s ker’ching in Latin America!

Retail. Who doesn’t like to spend? We all treat ourselves from time to time and so we should. Of course, January is the month after the Christmas spent, but also the time for sales par excellence. In Britain we are … Continue reading

Christopher Uniacke

Marine sector takes to high seas of international exports

The globally-focused marine sector is particularly well placed to reap the rewards of international growth in 2014.  The UK, as an island nation, has always had a thriving marine sector and is known across the world for its high quality … Continue reading

Kasmin Cooney

Keys to export success – act on advice, and adapt

As Managing Director of Righttrack, a now successful and well-established training consultancy I started from the garage of the family home in 1988, I had often thought about branching out into a foreign market. However, following the recession of 1990, … Continue reading

Lord Livingston

First steps to Norway

My trip to Norway last week was particularly significant as it was my first official overseas visit as Minister. It reflected Norway’s importance as a long-established and valued trade partner for the UK. Britain and Norway already have a strong relationship, but the … Continue reading