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UK Trade & Investment Yorkshire host one day Food & Drink Conference focusing on the business development opportunities overseas.
Experienced exporters from across Leeds City Region have joined forces through a new network to help more companies take advantage of opportunities in international markets.
A Malta Roadshow to Chambers in North England as part of the Regional Chambers Network project
Bradford East MP David Ward and representatives from Chamber International met environment minister David Heath over delays in the issuing of health certificates
Stars of biggest film in UK history unveil SKYFALL train at King’s Cross to celebrate the film’s Blu-ray and DVD release
British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) announce the BCC-easyJet trade visit to Moscow on 18 -19 March 2013.
The United States, Brazil and Germany offer the best opportunities for UK construction companies but elsewhere activity remains sluggish.
The Leeds City Region (LCR) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has successfully secured £20m from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to help support the diversification, expansion and modernisation of city region businesses.
Businesses often complain that exporting their goods and services is too difficult or demanding, too risky or expensive. So they avoid it and miss out on valuable opportunities the domestic market just doesn’t offer.
British firms need to change their attitude to international trade and be better prepared if they’re to successfully do business in overseas markets, according to the Institute of Export.
Importers are being warned to be on their guard against European scammers using “pester power” to claim bogus payments for non-existent goods after one firm was swindled out of hundreds of pounds and narrowly avoided losing thousands.
Although the economy continues to face major challenges, there is both resilience and rising confidence among businesses, according to the latest Quarterly Economic Survey from the British Chamber of Commerce.
Business confidence in the strength of the Yorkshire economy is returning in 2013, according to the new State of the Region survey.
A UK university has become only the third in Europe to open a business-focused institute that will help to improve links with China.
A new air link to the capital will help Yorkshire’s economic performance in international trade.
Get it wrong with the Saudi Arabian customs authorities and not only do you face having your goods seized, but your very business could be put in jeopardy.
A new interactive trade and market access tool was launched by the World Trade Organisation on 19 November 2012
Industry leader Intertek is at the forefront of improving the quality and safety of goods exported to Nigeria, after signing a five year contract with The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Conformity Assessment Programme.
The Prime Minister has announced the appointment of eight Trade Envoys, who will promote trade for UK businesses in selected high-growth and developing markets around the world.
As metal prices go through the roof, prompting widespread theft in Britain and beyond, a North Yorkshire company has developed a healthy export and domestic market for its access covers made from composite materials.
The second largest eurozone economy took a setback yesterday as it lost its top credit rating.
A couple of weeks ago, the former Prime Minister Tony Blair addressed the Iraq Britain Business Council's 4th London Conference on the theme: "Iraq: The Road To Success?"
Advertising with Chamber international puts you in direct contact with international trade professionals across the UK
A major export-led campaign has been launched to give a £2.6 billion boost to the West Yorkshire economy by helping firms sell more of their goods and services abroad.
If you want top-notch advice about positioning your business ahead of the pack, why not sign up for a free business programme supported by one of the country’s leading financial institutions?
Saudi Customs have implemented new clearance procedures for shipments destined for Saudi Arabia.
“Going Green” may have become something of a cliché but it’s no less important, especially in ensuring that the world of international trade remains sustainable.
Export documentation - certification and legalisation services
We are looking for talented individuals with a desire to learn and grow with our business. Must be self-motivated with the determination to succeed.
Overseas sales may have dwindled but strangely this has not damaged business confidence, according to Bradford Chamber’s latest Quarterly Economic Survey. Nor has the apparent downturn in manufacturing.
Unemployment in Spain climbed to a new record high at 25%, a level unseen since the Franco dictatorship ended in the mid-1970s.
The UK’s emergence from its deep-seated double-dip recession will not only boost business confidence but increase the momentum for export sales
The government needs to urgently create a clear and coherent plan in order to herald in a new, better-balanced economic model based on trade and investment
Research shows that being able to communicate with your overseas customers in their own language significantly boosts overseas sales.
When we run courses on international trade procedures we explain things in a way that everyone can understand. And this is not what we say – but those who’ve taken part.
British Airways is keeping its Leeds Bradford Airport customers 'Appy', with an app that allows them to save time and check-in on their smartphones.
Emerging markets will drive up UK exports by two-thirds over the next fourteen years, according to a new bank report.
Sending shipments of any dangerous goods to Saudi Arabia can be tricky at the best of times.
Not only do we know a thing or two about exporting, when it comes to teaching businesses the tricks of the trade, it turns out that we’re simply the best.
Britain’s manufacturers predict an increase in output over the next quarter – albeit a fairly modest one, according to a Confederation of British Industry poll.
Banking giant Barclays is under fire after closing the UK account of a British company for doing business in Sudan – even though the firm is trading legitimately.
The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce and Fresh Produce Exporters Advisory Service invite you to participate in our specialised Fresh Produce Trade Mission to the UK from 15-19 October 2012.
Chamber International played a pivotal role in enabling a leading Yorkshire manufacturer of clinical hygiene products to embark on an ambitious export drive
Business leaders have responded positively to the proposed formation of a new British Business Bank to boost lending to hard-pressed firms.
While times remain hard, one glimmer of hope is helping to dispel gloom on the international trade front, according to the British Chambers of Commerce’s top economic expert.
Opportunities abound in Central and Eastern Europe for UK firms as the EU pumps in €200 billion for huge infrastructure modernisation projects in nine countries.
Dubai has become an increasingly important destination for a North Yorkshire business selling protective materials and membranes, principally to the construction and oil and gas industries.
A businessman who flouted an arms ban to Azerbaijan has been jailed by a British court
Although more than seven out of ten UK exporters report increased overseas sales, lack of finance is seen as a “major barrier to growth”
We have been informed by the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce that legalisation of documents by the Syrian Embassy is no longer available until further notice.
The United Kingdom won more foreign direct investment (FDI) than any other country in Europe in 2011, according to a new survey by one of the world’s leading business analysts.
Letters of Credit are an increasingly popular payment method especially in some overseas markets. But they’re not always for the faint-hearted. They can be complicated – and confusing.
Certificates of Conformity aren’t always the most straight forward documents for you to deal with. These essential bits of paperwork are needed to export various products in a number of African and Middle Eastern markets as well as Russia.
Delivering the skills to make you more effective in the global market has always been one of our key priorities. As part of the Chamber Skills Network we deliver a series of six one-day courses on every aspect of exporting.
Leeds is playing host to over 250 Olympic Athletes and Officials as the city becomes the European headquarters for the Chinese Olympic Committee.
Commission proposes to open negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with Japan
UKTI is to establish a presence in 14 new markets, covering Africa, Central and South East Asia, Oceania and South America.
Chamber International today encouraged companies to attend the British Chambers of Commerce first International Trade conference.
Opportunities abound for companies to pick up lucrative deals in Bulgaria and the Balkans, according to the British ambassador to Bulgaria on a recent visit to Chamber International.
The Olympic Games, the biggest event on the planet, will undoubtedly slow things down for business. “Don’t panic. Plan ahead and you can avoid problems.”
A prevailing “Little Britain mentality” is the real obstacle preventing many UK firms from selling their products and services abroad.
The EU has signed an ambitious and comprehensive Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru.
Locating a single Danish customer has enabled a Yorkshire manufacturer of clinical hygiene products to embark on an ambitious export drive throughout Western Europe.
Providing a centuries-old bridge between Europe and Asia, Turkey is developing with more than just a hint of Eastern promise.
Despite shrill calls for an export drive three-quarters of firms don’t have an overseas sales strategy in place, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
Speciality chemicals producer The Stephenson Group Limited is still enjoying a healthy ten per cent year-on-year growth after more than a decade’s solid selling in China and fully expects sales to continue increasing in the years ahead.
Despite the searing heat and a chest infection Chamber International’s Gemma Price completed the Edinburgh marathon last weekend – and raised £325.
Professor David Grant of the University of Hull Logistics Institute, said educating the public was key to tackling the fact that 76% of the logistics workforce are male and 44% are over the age of 45.
Don’t be afraid of selling abroad even if you’ve never attempted it before. Plenty of help is available for newcomers. And there are easy options for firms wishing to get on the export ladder but patience is a virtue.
As the pace of business life increases and knowledge quickly becomes stale, organisations are beginning to re-evaluate the way they look at training and developing their staff.
Celebrated Yorkshire brewers Theakston believes its award-winning ales could be a potential winner in locations such as Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
While figures show the UK economy languishing in the paralysis of a double-dip recession, another more positive story is unfolding as UK firms battle to rebalance the economy.
Orbis HR is leading the way in a pioneering pilot scheme with Bradford College students.
There are signs of an upswing in the UK economy but the recovery is fragile and growth too slow, according to the latest quarterly survey from the British Chambers of Commerce.
A survey of over 8,000 businesses released today (Thursday) by the British Chambers of Commerce, shows that exporting activity continues to increase.
Even by our own high standards, it was an outstanding success. And the 50 or so participants in our Russia Today at DLA Piper in Leeds earlier this month agreed that it provided a unique insight into modern Russia, shattering a lot of the lingering myths