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This week, Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, outlined the government’s commitment to safe and sustainable travel as a way to boost international trade and create jobs across the UK. Speaking at the World Expo in Dubai, the Transport Secretary wants to encourage international collaboration on innovative transport projects, including zero-emission flight, sustainable fuel and autonomous vehicles. […]

The first International Trade Week has started and will see the launch of the “Made in the UK, Sold to the World” campaign that will aim to boost the number of businesses embracing the international markets. International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “The UK makes some of the best products in the world, but only […]

During COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference that has been taking place over the past two weeks, UK Export Finance launched a campaign to encourage UK businesses to take advantage of green trade opportunities overseas. It estimates that green trade is set to be worth £1.8 trillion by 2030, highlighting that UK businesses could […]

As part of the Climate Change Act, businesses – which account for 18% of the UK’s carbon emissions – will be required to reach net zero by 2050. Wherever you are on your journey to reducing your company’s environmental impact, being proactive with your strategy will help ensure you’re protecting your future and keeping up […]

The Department for International Trade has announced the first International Trade Week will take place from 15-19 November. The event will run business and sector-led activities for companies of all sizes and aims to build on the one in ten British businesses currently exporting, by showcasing the support that is available to help them to […]

New data released by the Department for International Trade has revealed that since the launch of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a green industrial revolution, over £5.8 billion of overseas investment in green projects has been secured, creating around 56,000 jobs across the country. Utilising £12 billion of government investment, the PM’s Ten […]

Last week the International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, began preparations for an advanced trade deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), by calling upon the public and businesses to share their views ahead of negotiations beginning next year. Building on the existing bilateral trade worth over £30 billion in 2020, a new deal would see […]

Last week the UK government launched its Export Support Service, a free-to-use helpline that will provide phone and online support to British businesses. This ‘one-stop shop’ service will offer quick access to UK government information, making it easier for them to export to the rest of Europe, a key destination for high-quality UK goods and […]

Did you know that 87% of shoppers want a personalised and consistent experience across all touchpoints in their path to purchase? Despite this, consumers feel retailers are coming up short, with 84% believing that more can be done by retailers to integrate their online and offline commerce channels. With a strong omnichannel retail strategy for […]

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