BExA is pleased to announce a partnership with Global-Britain that will ensure the interests and priorities of UK exporters are represented in a major new initiative ‘Business Strategy for Brexit.’
BExA will be an official partner of this significant publishing project, that will serve as a touchstone for UK businesses; addressing the new global landscape of trade between the UK and the rest of the world, delivering the broadest range of intelligence on key issues, to the widest audience of industry stakeholders.
The partnership strengthens our mutual interests to help businesses make informed decisions as we approach Brexit. BExA will bring significant value to the project by addressing issues pertinent to UK exporters, including: finance and insurance, international supply chain and EU import tariffs; outlining the level of exposure for UK exporter’s, and the contingences that will enhance industry’s management of the transformation.
BExA recently partnered with Mediaplanet UK on the 2017 Exports campaign; educating business owners about the UK’s trading position and the various ways that UK Business owners can elevate their profile, credibility and revenue.
The campaign launches today in The Guardian newspaper, online on www.businessandindustry.co.uk, and will be getting consistent distribution at industry leading events until November, reaching the public who have a vested interest in exporting, C-suite corporate professionals, business owners, heads of; finance, e-commerce, international business, new business and operations – specifically targeting those within the retail, manufacturing and property sectors.
BExA Co-Chairman, Marcus Dolman, speaking at the Department for International Trade’s Civil Nuclear Showcase event in March 2017. Marcus highlighted the importance of a world class Export Credit Agency to exporters ability to compete on international nuclear power projects. UK Export Finance are providing support and guidance to several UK companies in their bids on various new Civil Nuclear projects. He also pointed out that whilst financial support for exports requires a level of UK content, UK backed financial support for overseas companies on new civil nuclear projects requires zero UK content and puts UK companies at a disadvantage to their competitors.
Marcus Dolman, Co-Chairman of BExA, was recently interviewed by Charles Ford of Global-Britain.com. To read the full article, entitled ‘Brexit Implications for UK Trade & Exports’ please click here.
BExA is collaborating with Mediaplanet on the National Exports Campaign. Read more about how to get involved here: https://goo.gl/KDQF96
BExA was pleased to welcome Greg Hands, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, to the BExA annual lunch at the Mansion House on Monday 10th October. The Minister addressed the 220 attendees to provide an overview of the aims of the new Department for International Trade.
Marcus Dolman, BExA Co Chairman – Large Exporters commented ‘We welcome the creation of the DIT, the associated elevation of Trade within Government and the recognition of the importance of Trade to the UK economy.’
Geoff de Mowbray, BExA Co Chairman – SME & Micro Exporters added ‘BExA’s focus for SMEs is to work with DIT and UKEF to strengthen the UK’s offering for sourcing and converting opportunities of smaller value exports to ensure financing of these opportunities is simplified and streamlined.
We welcome Greg Hands engagement with BExA and look forward to creating opportunities from the challenges the UK currently faces as we negotiate our exit from the EU.’
BExA launches today its 7th Annual Benchmarking of UK Export Finance entitled “Driving export growth in uncertain times”.
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A comment by BExA Co-Chairman, Geoff de Mowbray, has featured in a GTR article entitled ‘UK exports surge, trade gap narrows following Brexit vote’. To view the full article please click here.
Following BExA’s attendance at a roundtable meeting with the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday, a press release was issued by HM Treasury entitled ‘Chancellor backs British exporters as he steps up business engagement ahead of Autumn Statement’. To read the press release in full please click here.
BExA member Dints International has landed a significant mining contract in Ghana with support from UK Export Finance (UKEF). The read the full article please click here.