Interpreting more than two million minutes of speech in 300 languages and translating approximately 35 million words is an impressive feat for any company, but IOE corporate member and global language communications business, thebigword, is aiming even higher.
The Institute’s annual survey is sponsored by AIG and carried out by TAEFL.
This year’s survey, launched at the GTR Conference, used quota sampling which largely reflected the spread of respondents across the country with Northern Ireland’s responses being around 5% of the total survey and manufacturing areas such as Midlands and North West contributing around 20% each. Over 80% of the businesses had been trading internationally for over 10 years, and over 10% trading more than 5 years, which again gives us an expert view of what is happening and what might be needed to make business easier.
Our director general, Lesley Batchelor OBE, has won the highly coveted ‘First Women of Business Services’ accolade at the 11th annual Real Business First Women Awards.
The win is a further acknowledgement of Lesley’s outstanding professional achievements and follows closely on her recent investiture, where she received an OBE for services to business.
Congratulations to Jenny Hooper – IOE director and trustee and MD of Independent Freight Solutions Ltd – on being named the Leader of the Year at the 2015 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.
Established eight years ago, the awards highlight the successes of the women who work in transport and logistics, and we can think of no worthier a winner than Jenny.
We congratulate the first tranche of students who have graduated from our Ofqual regulated Diploma in World Customs Compliance and Regulations – a UK first created by the Institute of Export in consultation with some of the world’s leading companies, including Nissan, Adidas, BAE Systems and John Lewis.
Leading figures from the world of international trade have gathered in London to celebrate an unprecedented year of academic success for the Institute of Export, and to acknowledge the outstanding success of this year’s record number of graduates.
In addition to the unparalleled number of students who graduated this year from its Ofqual accredited courses, the IOE has also experienced an outstanding 95% success rate for their long distance courses and seen a massive 42% increase in student enrolments for the forthcoming year.
This year’s Going Global – which was organised in partnership with the Institute of Export – proved to be yet another outstanding success, with a record number of people attending during the two day event.
We have spent the last 80 years keeping pace with the seismic changes that have affected international trade, ensuring that we are at the forefront of any developments and best placed to advise our members, so that they can in turn demonstrate confidence and competence to their customers.
Another first as IOE launches BSc (Hons) in Management Practice – International Trade with Plymouth University
As the leading authority for businesses trading globally, we pride ourselves on our world-renowned suite of qualifications and training. We are delighted to announce the latest in our ever growing list of academic offerings – the BSc (Hons) Management Practice – International Trade, delivered in collaboration with Plymouth University.
The 2015 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners have been announced amid much fanfare earlier this week.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Queen’s Awards scheme is regarded as the most distinguished business awards in the country. This year 141 businesses were honoured, 105 of whom were recognised for their outstanding growth in overseas earnings and commercial success in the International Trade category.