Tag Archive: “International Trade”

Focus on the Netherlands: Expanding into new markets

Whether we remain in the European Single Market or not, many businesses are still looking for opportunities to export to our near neighbours in Europe. The Netherlands is a prime example. Currently the UK’s fourth largest bilateral trading partner, in 2014 (latest available figures) the value of UK goods exported to the Netherlands was $36.7

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UK manufacturers drive their own destiny

Language service provider, Comtec Translations, has recorded an encouraging 52% year-on-year increase in the work undertaken for a number of their key UK manufacturing clients. The Midlands based translation company, which specialises in enabling organisations maximise their export potential, provides support for manufacturers across a wide variety of sectors including machinery, automotive and luxury goods.

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Written vs. spoken: exploring preferred communication methods in international business

Conducting business is a multi-faceted affair. PowerPoints, infographics, telephones, social networks – any and every style of communication conceivable is brought into play in order to broadcast key messages, promote a product or service or seal that ever-so lucrative deal. Generally though, communication methods can be categorised into 2 distinct approaches; the written word and

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Let’s get exporting! Proactive approaches to exporting in abundance at BCC Global Business Network Live

On Tuesday 1st November I attended BCC Global Business Network Live in London, organised by the British Chambers of Commerce. The annual event, focussed on international trade, is designed to help businesses grow by demystifying the process of export and giving them the advice, resources and expertise they need to succeed. As a language services

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Six steps to succeed in overseas business meetings

You may be considering new overseas markets for your products or services. Successful meetings with new and existing clients based overseas are critical to ensuring your business performs well in your target markets. While the fundamentals may be the same, there are some things that must be taken into consideration when meeting potential customers and

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