Export business in the South West: Superfast & Streamlined

Export business in the South West: Superfast & Streamlined

Ray Gore reflects on the positive effect of technology on the potential prosperity of once disconnected regions. SW businesses' export opportunities enhanced by streamlined supply chains and Superfast connectivity! I was reflecting on the way that the digital age in which we now live has so changed the way things had to be done when I first started out as a young Procurement Engineer for Rolls Royce back in the late 1970’s, and of the export opportunities now afforded to business by the new communications mediums that are now available. I first began my career when there were no mobile phones, desktop computers or even fax machines. Computers were the size of a small house, landline telephones were the only direct means of communication (if the GPO ever got around to connecting you up) and we had only the telex machine, primitive photocopiers and a hideous piece of equipment called the Roneo Banda machine by which documents could be reproduced. This meant that...
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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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