A Global Britain orbits around Brexit

Theresa May
Theresa May

May delivers global blueprint

UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivered her ‘global blueprint’ speech on 17 January in London when she set out objectives for negotiating “Brexit”, the UK’s exit from the EU, and the revised partnership the UK is seeking from the European Union.

These principal 3 objectives were: control of immigration, free trade with European markets, new trade agreements with other countries for a smooth, orderly Brexit. The Prime Minister also set out her vision for UK relationship with the rest of the world, which was positive and inclusive. Read more

Increasing British Exports Globally

Increasing British Exports Globally

fob2016-coverThe Telegraph Festival of Business 2016 (Telegraph FOB2016) held on Tuesday November 8, 2016 at The Brewery, London. The Headline Topic was “Navigating Business through Brexit“.

The line-up of experts discussed the sizeable changes facing UK businesses following the vote to leave the European Union on 23 June. Headline speakers come from across the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and beyond, including veteran retailer Allan Leighton, the Chairman of the Co-operative Group, through to Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of BT. This was a Day event with lots to cover including Panel debates and Breakout sessions on topics affecting UK Business. Hence it was necessary to pick out the salient topic in the Export category. Read more

Grow and GoGlobal with Fintech

Grow and GoGlobal with Fintech

Urica Limited partnered with East London Export Club (ELEC) to host a Business Seminar evening to support UK Tech companies to export on an International platform. This was held 21 September 2016 at WeWork Chancery Lane, London.

 

Introduction by Ade Awokoya, Founder ELEC. The speakers were Mark Walker, London & Partners (L&P) and Wayne Morris, Urica Ltd with an expert panel included.

Background:
The event was to proffer a joined up view to export with Mark’s talk on “Go to Grow” and Wayne on “Export Finance”. The panel experts on Fintech were to explain how the technology was now the defacto platform for export payments. i.e. Urica payment system is actually based on fintech innovation. Read more

Longyan Chinese Trade Delegation visits East London

Longyan Chinese Trade Delegation visits East London
Longyan Heritage Centre

East London Export Club met with a trade delegation coming from Longyan China’s Fujian Province on Thursday, August 25th at the Knowledge Dock, University of East London (UEL), Docklands. The meeting was organised by Thomas Chan Director, TCA Consultancy and Trustee at The Chinese in Britain Forum.

 

Thomas Chan DL formally welcomed the delegation which was led by Wang Jiansheng,the Deputy Mayor of Longyan Municipal Government alongside Zeng Zhiqiang, Director – Bureau of Commerce of Longyan City and Hu Fenglin, Vice Director – Longyan Overseas Exchanges Association along with Senior officials. Read more

UK Export Gateway to Go Global

UK Export Gateway to Go Global

East London -The Jewel in the Crown ExportGateway4

The UK has always been the global hub of International Trade with London at the epicentre. Tower bridge is an iconic symbol of London and the view from City Hall takes in the vantage of the Thames. It was the increased commercial development in the East End of London, in the 19th century, that led to a requirement for this Bridge.

 

Why East London?
East London has a tradition of international trade, with Docklands a major export hub before its destruction in the Second World War. However, the Legacy of the 2012 Olympics has provided a regeneration boost to business. The prime benefit has been the establishment of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone, London’s next business district, creating a centre for global trade. Read more