5 tips for success in 2017: Year of the exporter?

Where will your business take you in 2017? Success and beyond, one would hope, but in these uncertain times, strong preparation and planning will be the key to achieving your potential. Strengthening and opening export channels will be imperative for many companies. Supply Chain Associate, Diane Thyer presents 5 important points …

The Middle East & North Africa in 2017: Business as usual?

The Middle East & North Africa in 2017: Business as usual? Phil Broek, MENA Associate at Middleton Jones examines the outlook for UK trade relations in the forthcoming new year… To say that 2016 has been quite a year feels like a massive understatement; Terror attacks in Brussels, IS on …

Commonwealth and Beyond – IOE Global Summit

A beautiful autumnal day in October, the Castle Hotel in Taunton was certainly looking its best.  The venue for the first Institute of Export Global Summit in the South West ‘The Commonwealth and Beyond’ was perfect.  The South West has a wide range of industries that can be exported from …

Brexit advice from Middleton Jones in Plymouth Herald

An article In the online edition of the Plymouth Herald this week features an interview with Linda Middleton-Jones. The story discusses the benefits of investing in export relations ahead of Brexit and some of the possible outcomes from negotiations with Europe. In the article entitled Expert tells Plymouth firms how …

Piece of Cake

Can International trade continue as we know it? Are we really living in an age of uncertainty? What will change, what will remain the same, and where are the opportunities? Recently I was asked to review the legal framework surrounding international trade.  Reminiscent of many years spent studying UK, European, …

Customer Myopia

At a recent networking event the audience of consultants and small business owners were asked about who was their customer? There was a mixed response to the question with people mainly identifying those people that bought their products of services. Some of those present then went on to say why …

Relationship building, post Brexit

Thomas Jefferson said “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations…entangling alliances with none”. How do we apply this to the impending Brexit issues? Apposite for these challenging and uncertain times post the Brexit referendum. So what should UK traders be doing right now? I think we reinforce our current …