International Trade News

Metals and chemicals supplier doubles exports after creating ‘export-friendly’ website

Metals and chemicals supplier doubles exports after creating ‘export-friendly’ website

Wolverhampton-based Hart Materials has been working closely with the DIT team in Staffordshire to put in place a bespoke export strategy, targeting Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic,
Land-locked Midlander’s beach-inspired jewellery goes global

Land-locked Midlander’s beach-inspired jewellery goes global

A Worcestershire jeweller who specialises in making glass beads is celebrating her first major order to New Zealand, thanks to support from the Department for International Trade (DIT) Julie Fountain
Midlands Engine launches comprehensive market visit programme to help regional businesses export

Midlands Engine launches comprehensive market visit programme to help regional businesses export

Following the launch of the Department for International Trade’s Midlands Engine strategy, and a series of successful missions last year, six more market visits focused on increasing export
LEADING ENTREPRENEUR ANGELA MAXWELL URGES WEST MIDLANDS BUSINESSES TO START EXPORTING

LEADING ENTREPRENEUR ANGELA MAXWELL URGES WEST MIDLANDS BUSINESSES TO START EXPORTING

A leading businesswoman who has helped to transform the fortunes of companies across the West Midlands and beyond has urged small, ambitious firms to start thinking globally Angela Maxwell, CEO of
SHROPSHIRE FIRM’S HANDMADE LEATHER GARDENING GOODS BLOOM OVERSEAS

SHROPSHIRE FIRM’S HANDMADE LEATHER GARDENING GOODS BLOOM OVERSEAS

A Shropshire tannery that manufactures leather gardening products is aiming for new markets after winning new clients at a global trade show, thanks to the support from Department for International
MIDLANDS BUSINESSES TAP INTO AFRICAN MARKETS WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

MIDLANDS BUSINESSES TAP INTO AFRICAN MARKETS WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Sixty companies from across the West Midlands are at the first stage of exporting to countries across Africa after experts travelled from the continent to offer their advice on trading with the
JEWELLERY BOX CREATOR PIROUETTES TO EXPORT SUCCESS

JEWELLERY BOX CREATOR PIROUETTES TO EXPORT SUCCESS

A former social worker from Birmingham, who launched a line of musical jewellery boxes featuring black ballerinas, is achieving huge exporting success – thanks to Department for International Trade
Midlands Engine Champions unveiled

Midlands Engine Champions unveiled

Midlands businesses looking to export to countries across the globe have been given a boost with the announcement of dozens of ‘Export Champions’ as part of a programme to encourage and inspire
CARTOON SERIES CREATED IN WORCESTERSHIRE SET FOR GLOBAL SUCCESS – AT LAST

CARTOON SERIES CREATED IN WORCESTERSHIRE SET FOR GLOBAL SUCCESS – AT LAST

An animated cartoon that was created in Worcestershire could be aired across Europe and Asia – 30 years after it narrowly missed out on being commissioned by Fox TV in the USA Droitwich-based Corny

DRINKS MANUFACTURERS URGED TO RAISE A GLASS TO EXPORT SUCCESS

West Midlands producers of beers, ciders and spirits could be raising a toast to exporting success if they take part in a special event with buyers from East Asia and Central Europe The Selling Beer,
Business Leaders To Speak At Inaugural Midlands Engine International Trade Summit

Business Leaders To Speak At Inaugural Midlands Engine International Trade Summit

Some of the country’s leading finance experts and business leaders have been signed up to speak at the first Midlands Engine International Trade Summit this spring Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary
JAPAN PREPARED TO GO NUTS OVER  SHROPSHIRE-MADE MUESLI

JAPAN PREPARED TO GO NUTS OVER SHROPSHIRE-MADE MUESLI

A Shropshire food manufacturer is celebrating its first major export deal to Japan – just months after visiting the country on an international trade mission Helen Graham, co-owner of the Ludlow
Midlands companies urged to sign up for Czech Republic visit

Midlands companies urged to sign up for Czech Republic visit

Midlands companies in the fashion, giftware and creative sectors that are looking to export for the first time are being invited to join a Midlands Engine visit to the Czech Republic Organised by the
Smart technology invented in Malvern going global after DIT support

Smart technology invented in Malvern going global after DIT support

A Worcestershire company that has developed the world’s first smart technology electric actuator to control industrial valves has officially launched its unique product and already has a full order
Food packaging manufacturer secures major USA export deal

Food packaging manufacturer secures major USA export deal

A Midland food packaging manufacturer has secured its first major export deal to the USA, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, just four months after taking part in a Midlands Engine trade mission
International trade leader awarded an MBE

International trade leader awarded an MBE

Allen Matty, who has spearheaded international trade in the West Midlands, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year honours for services to international trade Mr Matty, managing director of
BCU enters partnership with DIT West Midlands

BCU enters partnership with DIT West Midlands

Birmingham City University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT), in a bid to support West Midlands businesses to thrive in
Shropshire firm aims for overseas sales growth

Shropshire firm aims for overseas sales growth

A Shropshire company is planning a major expansion of its overseas sales following a promising start this year, thanks to the support it has received from the Department for International Trade (DIT)
Midlands businesses look to Future Markets for export advice

Midlands businesses look to Future Markets for export advice

More than 50 Midlands companies hoping to expand into new markets or who are looking to start trading globally are closer to achieving their ambitions after attending the first Future Markets event
Knitwear company casts on for global success

Knitwear company casts on for global success

A Midlands knitwear and wool company has experienced 500% growth this year – boosted in part by a huge increase in export sales of its DIY crochet kits TOFT, which designs and manufactures alpaca,
Midlands manufacturer wins its first export sale to Africa

Midlands manufacturer wins its first export sale to Africa

A West Midlands firm that specialises in designing and manufacturing flat roof support systems is on target to export one third of its goods every year after winning its first sales in Africa Strut
MIDLANDS TEACHING COLLEGE DELIVERS FIRST TRAINING SESSIONS IN NEPAL

MIDLANDS TEACHING COLLEGE DELIVERS FIRST TRAINING SESSIONS IN NEPAL

A specialist teaching college in the Midlands has delivered its first training sessions in Nepal as it looks to expand its professional development programmes globally Eva Cartwright, founder of The

ONE-TO-ONE BUSINESS CULTURE ADVICE SERVICE LAUNCHED

West Midlands companies wanting to learn how to approach new overseas business markets can do so from the comfort of their own meeting rooms, thanks to a new initiative launched by Department for
Changes to jewellery maker’s website translate into boosted sales

Changes to jewellery maker’s website translate into boosted sales

A Midlands jewellery designer has increased its overseas sales by more than £30,000 after it took expert advice to have its website geared up for international markets Rowena Simmons, managing
Why learning a European language can help your global outlook

Why learning a European language can help your global outlook

Sprechen Sie Deutsch Parlez-vous Français English may well be the global language, but as we mark European Day of Languages (26 September, 2016), export experts are encouraging businesses in the
Wedding shoe designer on firm footing for export growth with New York show

Wedding shoe designer on firm footing for export growth with New York show

A leading West Midlands designer of wedding shoes is hoping to expand her brand across North America and beyond when she attends a major bridal fair in New York next month (October) Rachel Simpson,
Chirstmas Pud maker hopes for festive cheer in the US

Chirstmas Pud maker hopes for festive cheer in the US

A woman who makes Christmas puddings to her great-grandmother’s recipe is hoping to get a taste for international success after winning export orders in Ireland Worcester-based Ellen
Fast-Track Programme launched to help food and drink producers go global

Fast-Track Programme launched to help food and drink producers go global

A new fast-track programme that will help food and drink producers from across the West Midlands to sell their goods overseas is being launched officially this week As British Food Fortnight begins
Record-Holding Midlands Athlete Wins Chance To Pitch at the Paras

Record-Holding Midlands Athlete Wins Chance To Pitch at the Paras

An international West Midlands wheelchair athlete who designs and manufactures gripping aids for people with disabilities is hoping to expand his company’s global reach after winning the
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Going For Gold in the Global Market

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Going For Gold in the Global Market

A West Midlands company that designs colourful sports mouthguards has set its sights on ambitious expansion and export plans after a whirlwind first 18 months in business Since it officially launched
We are Currently Recruiting for new ERDF Project Roles

We are Currently Recruiting for new ERDF Project Roles

Current Vacancies Funded by European Regional Development Funding (ERDF), WMCC have developed a new project that will increase the scope of the international trade support services already offered to