Celebrating Success: Previous Institute of Export Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremonies
This year’s IOE Graduation and Prize Ceremony will celebrate the first graduates of our flagship Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in International Trade which has been delivered in association with Anglia Ruskin University.
The event on May 6 at London’s historic Mansion House acknowledges the vibrant success of the Institute’s graduates – and marks an unprecedented doubling in student numbers who are expected to enrol on our internationally accredited courses across 2014.
Our director general Lesley Batchelor was invited on to BBC 5 Live with Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden this morning which marks the start of Export Week 2014 (April 7-11) – you can hear Lesley from 1h 44 minutes into the programme.
Lesley recommended that tax breaks would be useful to any company entering new markets as a support until the first sales start coming in – as it can take up to 18 months to become established in challenging markets.
L to R: Linky Trott – Partner at Edwin Coe LLP Employment Team, Robin Wood – RWA Chairman, Lesley Batchelor – Director General of the Institute of Export, Roger Franklin – Partner at Edwin Coe LLP, John Needham – PKF Littlejohn
Our Director General Lesley Batchelor will join keynote speakers from RWA, one of the UKs leading compliance consultancies along with accountancy and legal professionals at a senior executive master class organised by RWA and sponsored by Aviva.
The Institute of Export (IOE) is spearheading a ground-breaking programme to equip 10,000 youngsters with the skills to build careers in international trade and enterprise.
‘Let’s take exporting seriously’ workshops will be rolled out in schools, colleges, universities and youth groups across the country throughout 2014 and 2015 following three recent successful pilots in London.
17 March 2014
The Rt Hon George Osborne MP
To achieve your ambitious goal to double the UK’s export target to £1 trillion by 2020, we recommend more support is given to SMEs who are already trading overseas. We also advocate that the Government adopts a greater role as a facilitator which signposts exporters towards organisations that can provide vital help such as The Institute of Export, UK Export Finance and UK Trade and Investment.
Reshoring and making more in Britain – Digital-Photo.co.uk
by Mike Josypenko, Director of Special Projects
Returning manufacturing to the UK and exporting were two major themes of the recent Conference hosted by EEF, the Manufacturers Association.
The vibrant success of Britain’s film industry at the Oscars is a further boost to the growth of an already booming creative industries’ export market.
Latest British Film Industry (BFI) statistics reveal that in 2011 the industry exported £1,739 million worth of services – of which £1,199 million came from royalties and £540 million from film production. Film exports are now 121% higher since data was first collected in 1995.
A little known but fascinating fact is that the curling stone is one of the UK’s most unique exports. Last year, the manufacturer of the granite stone, Kays of Scotland, exported 1300 overseas – including the 66 that were used during the Sochi games.
It was welcome news when Lord Young, Enterprise Advisor to David Cameron, recently announced an injection of £30 million to fuel the growth of SMEs via support in critical areas including finance and cash flow.
Under the new Growth Voucher scheme, up to 20,000 SMEs based in England will be eligible to receive £2,000 worth of guidance and advice – providing they match the amount with their own funds.
Our Director General Lesley Batchelor is at the forefront of urging SMEs to take part in this year’s International Trade Survey.
The survey, sponsored by American Insurance Group (AIG) and supported by The Institute of Export, is the ideal opportunity for businesses to have their say about international trade.