uk business

Number of Overseas Investments by UK Businesses up 13%

Business confidence on the rise as more firms invest overseas with transactions doubling to £69.5bn in 2014 – the highest in seven years UK business overseas investment rose by 13% this year, with outbound deals up from 502 to 566, according to a new report. The research, released by global information company Experian, revealed the value of transactions has doubled in 2014, totalling £69.5bn compared to £33.9bn in 2013. The findings also highlighted what regions and industries conducted the greatest number of overseas investments as well as what type of deals were most popular. In regards to the busiest sectors, manufacturing lead the way with a total of £23bn worth of international deals; followed by professional, scientific and technical services (£13.3bn) and the information and commun... »

Total UK Exports rise 2.3%

Clothing revealed as fastest growing UK export industry followed by cars and cleaning products A new report conducted by Santander revealed the total UK goods exported rose 2.3% in the last year, with the export of all manufactured products witnessing 5.4% growth. The findings, based on the latest official ONS data, revealed that off all the industries, clothing, cleaning materials and cars witnessed the fastest growth. Clothing increased by 16% in 2013, car exports rose by 14% and cleaning materials by 10%. Machinery, cars and pharmaceuticals were the most significant manufacturing industries; accounting for over a third (37%) of all UK exports and with a total value of £113bn, followed by refined and crude oil which contribute £39bn in value. Other manufacturing sectors that experienced ... »

UK Business: Past, Present and Future

In the first of our series of online business masterclasses, join us live to discuss what the future holds for business success and how to stay one step ahead. Show date: Wednesday 13th April Show time: 1.00pm Since 2002, The National Business Awards in partnership with Orange have honoured the best and brightest businesses and business minds in the UK and now entries are open for 2011 which celebrates the tenth anniversary of these prestigious awards. If you believe your business has achieved outstanding success or innovation over the last year then now could be your time for recognition. Over the past decade the awards have witnessed both the boom and bust periods of the last ten years, acting as a barometer for British Business success. From how businesses have changed in the past ten y... »

Report on Competition in the UK

The UK is “mediocre” compared to other business nations… »