Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Astana Pro Team produce Tour de France Champion

    Posted 29/07/2014

    Astana ProTeam 2014

    Congratulations to Vincent Nibali of the Astana Pro Team, who became champion of the Tour de France at the weekend. The Astana Pro Team is sponsored by the Samruk-Kazyna, a coalition of state-owned companies from Kazakhstan and named after its capital city.

    Nibali’s tactics in the mountain stages of the Tour were not dissimilar to those of Team Sky: to use his Astana teammates to set a tempo hard enough to weaken the opposition, before attacking with just a few kilometres to go to the finish line. But what made him untouchable over the past three weeks, and therefore a worthy champion, were his experience and calm approach. As well as being the best climber left in the race, the best descender, and the most consistent, his focus has been intense.

    The Italian rode a virtually flawless Tour de France to become only the sixth rider in the history of the sport to have won all three grand tours. He took only the best calculated risks, made no mistakes and seized every opportunity to make time against his rivals.

    Exporting to an unfamiliar country like Kazakhstan can seem like a calculated risk, but with the right help and advice, any element of risk can be minimised leaving the way clear to seize the extraordinary opportunities which the country, the 9th largest in the world, can offer to UK SMEs.

    Contact us to find out more.


    Posted in: Opportunities for SMEs, Recent Developments

  • Why consider exporting to Kazakhstan?

    Posted 21/07/2014

    According to UKTI* research, companies who export regularly see significant benefits:

    59% of companies found that overseas business led to fresh ideas and innovation driving upgrades to products and services

    58% of entrepreneurs said exporting has led to levels of growth otherwise unattainable

    44% of companies active abroad reported increased turnover over a three year period

    Kazakhstan country shape inset with flag

    Kazakhstan offers great potential returns in the oil/gas and construction industries, by virtue of the sheer size of those sectors in country. But we often talk to SMEs that don’t have the time and budget to research new markets or are cautious about branching out into new markets they are unfamiliar with. Kazopp’s network of contacts can help you to ensure your company is quickly talking to the right people, saving you valuable time and resource in finding new markets for your goods and services. We can also provide the reassurance you need to reach your export goals and succeed.

    We can offer you:

    • A unique opportunity to launch your company into Kazakhstan
    • Introductions to our established network of contacts
    • Support and advice on doing business in Kazakhstan
    • Up to date news and information on target markets via our website
    • Sector specific expertise and experience
    • Opportunities to raise your company profile

    Contact us today or call 01935 385929 for more information.

     Kazopp – Helping you succeed in Kazakhstan markets




    Posted in: Opportunities for SMEs

  • Looking to expand your export portfolio?

    Posted 09/07/2014

    Export image 2

    Calling all manufacturing businesses! If you’re the MD or Business Development Director of a company in the South West or Aberdeen areas, perhaps already exporting but looking for growth into new markets or even looking to break into the export market for the first time, then take a look at our FAQs here.

    Following a successful trip to Kazakhstan in May, we are now looking for companies interested in taking advantage of opportunities identified in the oil/gas and construction industries. If you’re in the business of manufacturing products with an industrial application suitable in any of these sectors and enjoy the challenge of new opportunities overseas, then we’d be delighted to hear from you!

    Interested in focusing on profit, not just volume?

    We can also advise on using the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) to support business development projects and the availability of funding.

    Contact us today to find out more.

    Posted in: Opportunities for SMEs