Year: 2017

Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for Q3 2017

Published 30th November 2017

The QITO report is designed to give British businesses a better understanding of international opportunities, with a focus on dynamic new markets. It also features a Trade Confidence Index, which measures the UK’s exporting health by analysing trends in the volume of trade documentation issued by accredited Chambers of Commerce. The findings of the latest […]

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Autumn Budget 2017: Key takeaways

Published 23rd November 2017

UK economic growth The chancellor took, what he termed, a balanced approach to the 2017 Autumn Budget. Ahead of the Budget Mr Hammond said he would use it to “look forward, embrace change, meet our challenges head on and seize the opportunities for Britain.” There was a focus on supporting families and businesses in the […]

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Trading with the Middle East: Unique opportunities (and tips!) for British business

Published 15th November 2017

Dominant trends in Middle East Markets Increasing economic diversification Many of the countries in the Middle East are energy exporters with “fiscal cushions” that remain robust even when energy prices fluctuate. However, the countries are aware that natural oil is a finite resource and are taking active steps to plan for the future and expand […]

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Southeast Asia: a promising and fast-growing market for trade

Published 11th November 2017

Dominant trends in Middle East Markets Increasing economic diversification Many of the countries in the Middle East are energy exporters with “fiscal cushions” that remain robust even when energy prices fluctuate. However, the countries are aware that natural oil is a finite resource and are taking active steps to plan for the future and expand […]

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Using e-commerce to enter the Chinese market: A Case Study

Published 30th September 2017

When Christopher moved to Beijing to work as an education consultant and study Mandarin, he noticed that many of his students were developing serious respiratory illnesses as a result of air pollution. Determined to find a solution, Christopher carried out extensive product research and now runs Cambridge Mask Company, which manufactures anti-pollution masks in the […]

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How to use social media to expand your business in target markets

Published 29th April 2017

Here’s what you should consider to develop your strategy: Where is your target market? Firstly, you should look at where your audience is based, as different countries prefer different social media channels. Once you have identified your target market, consider what channels they actually use. Each social network has different strengths and weaknesses and different […]

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3 ways to effectively reach an international audience using online platforms

Published 6th April 2017

1: Take advantage of the rise in mobile connectivity First of all, recognise that you can now reach potential customers anywhere in the world, at any time. The average person checks their smartphone 200 times a day, and beyond our phones we’re also connected to the internet through other devices from desktop computers to tablets. […]

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