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Ten steps to successful export

Research from the The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) found businesses are 11% more likely to survive if they export. So, what are some of the steps businesses should take to expand...
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 07.05.21
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Business West members and clients among Queen’s Award for Enterprise winners 2021

The winners of the Queen's Award for Enterprise were announced this week, with a number of Business West clients claiming success.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 30.04.21
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Business West welcomes ratification of UK-EU TCA but says more work must be done

As the UK and EU ratify the post-Brexit trade deal, Catherine Stephens, Head of International Trade Services at Business West offers her thoughts and explains how Business West can support firms.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 29.04.21
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Top tips for working remotely as an exporting business post-COVID

Remote working for many companies looks like it could be here to stay. How can you make the most of it as an export business?
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 08.04.21
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Vegan chocolatier prepares for Easter with help from Business West

A vegan chocolate company based in Devon has been supported by Business West to complete customs declarations for international trade.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 01.04.21
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Exporter of educational toys for children with autism makes learning accessible globally

To mark World Autism Awareness Week, we spoke to Educational Advantage about its export success in Russia, the US and Germany.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 30.03.21
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Stroud Brewery gives Japan a taste of sustainable British beer

We speak to Stroud Brewery about its export success in Japan and its tips for businesses looking to trade with the lucrative market.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 24.03.21
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Bristol producer of sustainable water makes a splash in Europe

On World Water Day, we spoke to Bristol based Q21 Water who has reported export growth of 50% to the Czech Republic and Denmark in the last year.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.21
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What is a Letter of Credit and how does it work?

We explain what a Letter of Credit is and how it can be used in international trade for more secure payments.
Zoe Bagnall
Zoe Bagnall
Business West
Posted on: 18.03.21
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