5 tips for success in 2017: Year of the exporter?

5 tips for success in 2017: Year of the exporter?

Where will your business take you in 2017? Success and beyond, one would hope, but in these uncertain times, strong preparation and planning will be the key to achieving your potential. Strengthening and opening export channels will be imperative for many companies. Supply Chain Associate, Diane Thyer presents 5 important points to keep sight of in the coming year... 2017 is now upon us and the Christmas break, where reality was suspended in a Disney induced fog for the best part of week, is now well and truly over. This year is likely to prove just as challenging as 2016 with BREXIT and President Elect Trump making themselves felt; although in the case of the President Elect this is mostly on Twitter. However, in the words of Barack Obama on that historic US election night, ‘no matter what happens, the sun will rise in the morning.’ With that steadying note we must act less like rabbits caught in the headlights and more like...
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The Middle East & North Africa in 2017: Business as usual?

The Middle East & North Africa in 2017: Business as usual?

The Middle East & North Africa in 2017: Business as usual? Phil Broek, MENA Associate at Middleton Jones examines the outlook for UK trade relations in the forthcoming new year... To say that 2016 has been quite a year feels like a massive understatement; Terror attacks in Brussels, IS on the rampage, Syria in flames, refugee crisis, Brexit, falling Pound, Trump…I could go on but its nearly Christmas and I don’t want to add to your seasonal indigestion further. Besides which, being fearful of the future doesn’t really help does it? Not unless your business is making nuclear bomb shelters or anti-depressants. However, being forewarned is being forearmed as the saying goes, so I thought it may be helpful to look at how some of the key events of 2016 may shape the Middle-Eastern business environment for British companies in 2017 and beyond. Let’s start with Brexit – that dreadful term that sounds more like an on-the-go breakfast snack-bar than one of the...
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