The Department for International Trade (DIT) announces the first International Trade Week. It will include business and sector-led activities, showcasing events and workshops available to businesses of all sizes, all sectors and across the UK hosted by expert trade advisors, Parliamentarians and Ministers. Businesses across the country who are considering exporting for the first time are being encouraged to join the ambitious, new week-long event to get the advice they need to take the plunge.
Latest Business News and Updates
Export Champion, Clark Door Ltd, presented with prestigious Queen's Award
On the 6 October 2021 Clark Door Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialist door systems based in Carlisle, was officially presented with one of the most prestigious business awards and highest honours for a UK business, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services.
Northern Powerhouse Export Champion to be heard by millions as Paralympics begin
The Director of international award-winning disability accessibility consultancy, Direct Access, has completed a series of voice-overs for the imagery and audio-visuals being used at the Opening Ceremony. Steven will also be on call for the duration of the Paralympics as new content is developed and is excited for his voice to be broadcast to millions.
International Trade Podcast: The Role of Employment in Exporting
Our latest international podcast examines The Role of Employment in Exporting and features Ikram Malik – Business Immigration Partner and Adam Haines - Employment Law Partner at Aaron and Partners LLP, one of the North West’s largest regional law firms specialising in business services. The discussion – hosted by Nathan Milnes - will cover the main challenges and opportunities for GM businesses in a post-Brexit era, what the law says about recruiting key personnel from overseas, and how the new Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) impact employment law and recruitment at a global stage.
Could your business benefit from a potential new Free Trade Agreement with Australia?
The UK has secured a trade deal in principle with Australia eliminating tariffs on all UK goods and boosting jobs and businesses across the country, in the first major trade deal negotiated from scratch by the Government since we left the EU. Find out how this could benefit your business.
North West businesses continue growth with Japan
On 22 October the government announced that it had signed a new UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) - the UK’s first Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that goes beyond its existing EU deal.
The deal can benefit more than 700 businesses in the North West that exported to Japan last year and encourage new business.
EU Transition: Prepare for change
The UK has left the EU and the transition period is ending.
Whilst the UK negotiates additional arrangements with trading partners, businesses can take action to prepare for change. New rules will come into affect from January 2021.
Going Global: How can service businesses scale internationally?
A guide for entrepreneurs and SMEs based in the North, to help sell their services to overseas markets. Expanding into new markets is one of the most powerful tools available to organisations, when driving business growth.
Moving Online is Key to Helping Companies Thrive
Some organisations are undoubtedly faring better than others under the challenging business landscape, and one thing that many of the high performers seem to have in common is that they all have a strong online presence… or they’ve created one as part of their crisis response
International Trade: How Can We Continue Without Travel?
The current changes to the global travel industry will have a major and potentially ongoing impact on a company’s trade with global B2B and B2C buyers, as well as with foreign suppliers.