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.
The Princess Royal, on behalf of the Queen, held an Investiture at Buckingham Palace on the 13th February where our Director General Lesley Batchelor received her OBE for services to business.
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.
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.
This year marks the Institute of Export’s 80th anniversary. As part of our year long celebrations, we will be taking a look back at some of the events that have shaped our organisation, reflecting on the thoughts and words of our members as recorded in ‘Export ‘ – our official ‘members only’ journal.
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.
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.
Latest figures show that the UK food and drink export industry is now worth a staggering £19billion a year, with a record 2,500 companies selling their produce to 150 countries worldwide.
1935 was a time of change, as the UK emerged from the financial slump of the previous decade and into increased uncertainty regarding developments in Europe.
It was against this backdrop of flux that the Institute of Export was established.
Christmas is fast approaching – trees are adorned, mistletoe is hung and pantries groan under the weight of festive indulgences. It’s the time of year when retailers hold their breaths and hope that a festive windfall comes their way, courtesy of a gift buying frenzy.