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Welsh Government invites IOE to present at Tackling Barriers to Growth Conference

Cardiff City Hall 1

The Institute’s Director of Special Projects, Mike Josypenko, has presented at a special conference spearheaded by the Welsh Government at City Hall Cardiff and attended by over one hundred companies who have demonstrated a strong track record – or who have the potential to innovate and grow.

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Over 150 graduates and students to receive honours at this year’s graduation ceremony

2014 IOE Graduates

2014 IOE Graduates

The countdown is on for this year’s prestigious IOE Graduation and Prize Ceremony when more than 150 students will gather in London along with leading figures from the world of business and international trade – to celebrate their achievements.

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When importers bite off more than they can chew


In a move which is sure to leave a bitter taste in the mouths of many US based chocolate lovers, confectioner giant Hershey has reached an agreement with American importer, Let’s Buy British Imports (LBB) preventing the company from importing any British Cadbury’s chocolate and Nestlé’s British made KitKats, Toffee Crisps, Yorkies and Maltesers into America.

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Institute of Export ‘tweets up’ lively debate on international trade issues

 Institute of Export

Our director general, Lesley Batchelor OBE, has taken part in a lively and informative ‘tweetup’, which focused on export, growth and diversification.

Playing a key role in the online event, Lesley joined industry experts, professional services and the media to debate the future role of UK businesses in the world economy.

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IOE delighted to back new ‘Africa for Growth’ programme


Africa House London has launched the ‘Africa for Growth’ initiative to support UK businesses seeking to establish commercial relationships in Africa – and for African counterparts looking to trade with them.

Africa House London is a social enterprise established to promote direct trade between the UK and Africa. Its ‘Africa for Growth’ programme has been specifically designed to boost bilateral trade and meet the growing need to access lucrative business opportunities.

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