Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • Top 5 Benefits of Exporting for SMEs

    Boxes marked for export which UKTI aims to encourage

    Posted 16/06/2015

    Export is a key factor in the success of the UK economy. The UK government is always keen to encourage companies to either grow their business overseas or expand their export operations. The Government has set an export target of £1 trillion by 2020 and in order to achieve this level of export activity, persuading the UK’s SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) to branch out to foreign markets will be vital. Businesses of all sizes trade internationally every day, but small businesses often shy away from export on the mistaken assumption that export markets remain the preserve of much larger businesses.

    According to UK Trade & Investment, “Exporting needn’t be difficult. Nor does it matter which country you’re looking at, what industry sector you’re in or what level your business is at.”

    But what are the advantages of export, particularly for SMEs?

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    Posted in: Export, New markets, Opportunities for SMEs

  • Kazakhstan – a week in pictures

    Posted 01/06/2015

    Last week, Kazopp MD Graham Potts was in Kazakhstan, meeting with our trusted Kazakh contacts and promoting our supply chain of UK supplier companies. During the trip he visited Almaty, Atyrau and Aktau, notching up plenty of air miles! It was a great week, very productive with lots of meetings (more on which to follow) in what is undoubtedly a stunning country – here it is in pictures!

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    Almaty, Kazakhstan

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    On the road to Tengiz…

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    …sharing the highway with a different type of traffic!

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    Breakfast Kazakh style!

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    Another meeting venue….scenery almost as stunning as Somerset!

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    Flower festival in Almaty

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    And home..!

    If you think your business could benefit from lucrative export contracts to Kazakhstan, get in touch with a view to joining our growing supply chain.

    Posted in: Export, Recent Developments