We are celebrating the success of the largest cohort of students to graduate from our flagship two year Foundation Degree in Professional Practice in International Trade.
Students completed the internationally accredited course which has been developed by the IOE in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University to specifically meet the needs of businesses and their employees trading in a competitive global market.
The IOE would like to extend its warmest congratulations to our Vice President, Dr Rami Ranger MBE, on the opening of a new centre for graduate entrepreneurship which has been created in his name at the London South Bank University.
A passionate advocate for both education and entrepreneurialism, Dr Ranger, a five time winner of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in International Trade, recently donated a quarter of million pounds to the university to support student entrepreneurship activities and to finance the opening of the Dr Rami Ranger MBE Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurship, which will provide a hub and workspace for students and graduates on enterprise programmes.
The setting for this year’s Queen’s Awards Gala Dinner was London’s historic and majestic Clothworkers’ Hall. The sumptuous surroundings provided the perfect location to celebrate the outstanding achievements of more than 100 British businesses winners of The Queen’s Award for International Trade in Enterprise.
The annual event, which was organised and hosted by The Institute of Export (IOE) and sponsored jointly by Amber Road and HSBC, provided award recipients with an evening of celebration, entertainment and a host of networking opportunities with some truly exceptional companies, whose continuing successes has made them leaders in the field of exporting and international trade.
Our Director of Special Projects, Mike Josypenko, shared his top exporting tips with an audience of industry experts at Europe’s premier recycling and waste management event.
Mike joined high profile speakers, including Sir Stuart Rose and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles MP, at the Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Solutions Exhibition (RWM) in Birmingham.
In the countdown to the September 18 referendum, the Institute has been asked about the implications for UK trade if the people of Scotland decide to go it alone.
Our director general Lesley Batchelor has been responding to questions which are featured below.
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The IOE has lined up a panel of powerful speakers for a day long seminar in London on October 21, which will help businesses to forge ahead with their exporting.
Our event: “Exporting: If we keep doing what we’re doing….” runs from 10.00 – 17.00 at Gresham College, Barnard Inn’s Hall, Holborn.
A free export helpline is a powerful benefit for the IOE’s 2,500 plus members, providing sound advice and practical tips on a plethora of international trading issues.
In an exciting new initiative, the Institute of Export is collaborating with Enterprise Nation, the champion of small business, to help SMEs move into the US market.
Enterprise Nation’s Go Global: The Mission will take 60 small business owners to New York on a two day trip from September 25, designed to see what export opportunities are available across the pond. Those taking part will enjoy a special incentive to access IOE expertise and advice through Business Membership.
Most businesses dealing in international trade will be aware of the need to comply with customs regulations, whether they are exporting or importing.
For many companies this is seen as a necessary evil, and a subject which can cause concern and alarm. In the 2014 International Trade Survey, undertaken by the Institute of Export in conjunction with Trade & Export Finance Ltd (TAEFL), around 7% of businesses identified “taxation and tariffs” as a factor which might prevent them from exporting or developing overseas markets; a further 14% identified “Compliance with overseas regulations” as a factor.
By Mike Josypenko – IOE Director of Special Projects and Anthony Griffiths M.I.Ex, IOTL, Partner at Strong & Herd LLP
EU economic sanctions against Russia, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, are a major cause of concern for British companies.
This latest round of penalties, believed to be the worst between the West and Moscow since the Cold War, are targeting the country’s oil industry, defence, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies.