Monday, 18 Nov 2013
Springboard cover Nov/Dec
In this issue we speak with outgoing Minister of State for Trade & Investment, Lord Green about his period with UK Trade & Investment, and why he is optimistic about the future international growth of UK companies.
We also highlight two very different countries that offer opportunities for British companies. Burma, having emerged from a period of political isolation, is now open for business and attracting British exporters, while Brazil’s thriving marine industry offers huge potential for UK expertise.
Elsewhere we discover why Hitachi Rail believes the UK is a key investment market and has backed this belief with major investment in the North East of England; we also explore how Worcestershire is promoting itself to increase foreign direct investment.
With coverage of the education sector, UK Trade & Investment’s ‘Great Weeks’ campaign and advice from our man in the Republic of Ireland, we have a full and exciting issue on offer.
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Read past editions of Springboard:
January/February 2013 - This issue, we explore the opportunities in Russia ahead of six years of major sporting events. We hear from the Ambassador to Panama on the fast-growing trade and logistics hub, learn more about the Baltic States which are still providing hotspots of European growth for UK firms and an interview with Brent Hoberman.
– This issue focuses on Western Canada, Food & Drink sectors and we have interviews with Samir Brikho, CEO of AMEC and our man in Korea discusses the Free Trade Agreement offers huge opportunites for UK companies.
– This issue highlights the opportunities for UK exporters in the rapidly expanding Indian market whilst closer to home we find out why the Netherlands offers a good test market as you look to grow your business internationally. Our lead interview is with Moshi Monsters creator, Michael Acton Smith, and features on the Oil and Gas sector, Jaguar Land Rover.
– This issue focused on the opportunities that major sporting events like the London 2012 Games have for businesses. An interview with Sir John Armitt, ODA and focus on opportunities in China and Brazil the previous and next hosts of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
– This issue highlights high-value opportunities in the rapidly expanding Malaysia market, and openings for UK exporters in Turkey. We explore why mid-sized businesses have the potential to generate up to £50bn for the UK economy, and interview Victor Zhang, UK CEO of mainland China’s biggest investor in Britain, Huawein.
– In this issue is an exclusive interview with entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den star Deborah Meaden she tells us why design can help the UK’s firms grow and prosper. With a regional report focuses on Brazil as it looks forward to hosting both the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup, and we find out from ‘our man in South Africa’ as to the potential for UK companies that exist in this vibrant country. We also speak to three British companies set to benefit from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
–In this issue UK Trade & Investment Chief Executive, Nick Baird, explains why he is upbeat about the prospects for UK exporters in 2012 We also examine why US conglomerate, GE, sees the UK as a key base from which to develop its cleantech markets following its involvement in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
– in this edition successful international businesses share their success with Springboard whilst we also speak to three companies who provide services that aim to help entrepreneurs more easily access the global market.
- Following the launch of the Coalition Government’s Trade and Investment White Paper in February, this edition concentrates on the strengths that the UK offers companies seeking to invest and the opportunities and support that exist for UK-based companies looking for new markets overseas