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Press Activity

A round up of the most recent press activity featuring comment from the Institute:

 


Credit Management - July/August 2017

Jumping Upstream. Exports in the food and drink sector have gone up in leaps and bounds so far this year - partly due to a jump in sales  of salmon. Lesley Batchelor OBE FCICM examines the market.

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Freight Industry Times - June 2017

Mike Josypenko, Senior Director of Special Projects, considers some of the implications for UK SME businesses of exiting the EU's Single Market and Customs Union.  

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BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - 9th June 2017

Lesley Batchelor OBE joins a panel to discuss the results of the General Election.

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Credit Management - June 2017

Lesley Batchelor OBE FCICM considers the issue of Free Trade Agreements post-Brexit.

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BBC Breakfast - 11th May 2017

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, joined Steph McGovernon BBC Breakfast to look at UK exports ahead of the latest monthly ONS trade stats.

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Credit Management - May 2017

Lesley Batchelor OBE FCICM reports from the Institute of Export & International Trade's latest export survey, which shows high level of optimism for global trade.

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Freight Industry Times - March 2017

Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General of the Institute, discusses trade agreements, whilst Mike Josypenko, Senior Director of Special Projects, looks at some of the issues facing the UK’s Roll on / Roll Off (Ro/Ro) freight sector and for exporters and importers after Brexit

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How to stay agile in a shifting trade environment.

Lesley Batchelor, a renowned champion of exporters, talks us through the issues and opportunities facing British businesses as the UK withdraws from the EU and the parameters of international trade start to shift.

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Exports and the EU Customs Union: post-Brexit options.

The Institute of Export & International Trade's senior director of special projects, Mike Josypenko considers some of the implications for UK SME businesses of exiting the EU's Single Market and Customs Union.

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Trade Finance Global

Ninety seven per cent of exporters questioned in a survey said they were optimistic about growing their businesses through international trade. We spoke to Institute of Export & International Trade Director General Lesley Batchelor OBE about the results. 

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Credit Management - April 2017

Helping business to prepare for Brexit. Lesley Batchelor OBE FCICM continues to explore the possible impact of Brexit and what SMEs can do to ready themselves.

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'Now the real work begins': business community reacts to Brexit day

Article 50 has been triggered, and the UK is on its path out of the EU. From exporting to employment, we hear from business leaders about their hopes and fears.

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BBC Breakfast - 29th March 2017

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, joined Steph McGovern for the BBC Breakfast Article 50 A50 Road Trip to discuss Brexit and how important it is to secure the right trade deal with the UK.

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Survey reveals exporters' optimism for global trade prospects.

Despite concerns over Brexit and the Trump win, many British exporters feel confident over engaging in global trade.

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Credit Management - March 2017

What future for Foreign Exchange Options? Lesley Batchelor warns businesses with exposure to currency fluctuations to be certain of their strategy.

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Production Engineering Solutions - 9th February 2017

Trading places. International trade is a thorny subject at the moment. Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, new trade agreements will need to be nurtured as Brexit kicks in and the Government invokes Article 50.

Arguably, exporting is now more important than ever for manufacturing companies, but where do you start? Dave Tudor spoke to Lesley Batchelor, director general of the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT).

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BBC Parliament - 7th February 2017

Select Committees: Live coverage of the International Trade Committee's session on UK trade options beyond 2019 with evidence from Lord Jones of Birmingham, former trade minister and Lesley Batchelor OBE.

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Lawyer Monthly - January 2017

Brexit, Protectionism and Trade Agreements. This month, we speak with Lesley Batchelor OBE, the Director General of the Institute of Export & International Trade. She sheds light on what to expect in the trading world and how businesses can stay on top of all these changes.

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Credit Management - January 2017

What's In Store? Lesley Batchelor FCICM looks at what could lay ahead in 2017 for international business.

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Calls for more exports by Cambridgeshire food producers

17:48 Director general Lesley Batchelor says while Cambridgeshire remains a largely agricultural county, there is a "huge gap" in the number of exports by small producers. 

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'Our growth is at stake': business community reacts to hard Brexit

Theresa May is only at the start of discussions about trade, immigration and investment. We speak to a number of experts about what happens next.

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Looking forward to 2017

Each year Business Link magazine devotes its January issue to predicting what challenges the year ahead might hold. Once again we have selected a panel of experts in their respective fields offering their views on what they feel could unfold over the months ahead...

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Brexit: UK's WTO status 'could be blocked over territorial disputes'

Countries with which he UK has territorial disputes - such as Argentina and Spain - could use the opportunity to force compromise on other issues, the Institute of Export has warned...

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Credit Management - December 2016

Messy Business. What is a trade agreement? Lesley Batchelor FCICM OBE explains the different options open to the UK post-Brexit.

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Trading Blows

Britain’s post-Brexit future could be scuppered as countries that hold a grudge against us block WTO access. Experts have warned sore states that have petty territorial disputes with Britain may try to veto a new agreement between the UK and the World Trade Organisation.

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Credit Management - November 2016

Globalisation - a greater good? Does globalisation harm developing countries? Lesley Batchelor OBE believes openness to international markets spurs innovation and investment.

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BBC Breakfast - 10th November 2016

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, was invited to talk about trade implications of a Trump presidency.

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BBC Radio 4 - 7th November 2016

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, was invited to talk about global trade.

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Freight Industry Times - October 2016

Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General of the Institute of Export, discusses whether protectionism is rearing its ugly head again.

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BBC Breakfast - 20th October 2016

Our Director General, Lesley Batchelor OBE, was invited to Teesport for a report on global trade. The report looked at globalisation and how trade has affected the UK and in particular Teesside in recent years, analysing the challenges industries are facing and the success stories.

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Credit Management - October 2016

Old Problems, New Tricks. Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General of the
Institute of Export examines what the rise of protectionism
means for British exporters.

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Brexit: what does it mean for online retailers?

With currency fluctuations and the potential burden of tariffs and taxes, etailers worry that leaving the EU will come at an almighty cost.

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Blimey! The Brexit is upon us - Here's everything you need to know

The New York Daily News asked 'What the bloody hell is going to happen now that British voters have decided to leave the European Union?'

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What does Europe post Brexit mean for exporters?

As the dust settles following the referendum vote, Lesley Batchelor OBE – director general of the Institute of Export (IOE), who has shaped policy and decision making at the highest levels – can offer expert comment on what it will mean for British SMEs and what they must do to prepare for exporting post-Brexit...

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What would Brexit mean for UK trade deals?

As part of the EU we benefit from many trade agreements. But if we voted out in the referendum what might the negotiations look like? Our panel discuss.

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EU referendum: how would Brexit change VAT and import duties?

Our experts weigh up the possible scenarios for a UK shoe company importing from Spain.

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Small businesses that trade online are more likely to export

The vast majority of small businesses selling on eBay sold their goods abroad last year, the marketplace has revealed.

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‘Disappointing’ trade figures cast doubt on UK export strategy

Lesley Batchelor, director general of the Institute of Export, tells Trade and Export Finance news (TXF): “The figures are quite worrying, but UKTI are changing how they do things - they are going back to the market for ideas."

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