Latest News

14 Aug

Impact of lost businesses felt in latest employment figures

The impact of a number of high-profile business closures earlier in the year has begun to filter through to the unemployment figures for the East Midlands.

14 Aug

Rural Community Awards Now Open

The Plunkett Foundation is welcoming applications for this year’s annual awards celebrating achievements of rural community businesses in tackling rural issues.

08 Aug

Seasalt launches new IT support partnership with Retail Assist

Cornish womenswear retailer, Seasalt has partnered with Retail Assist for IT Support

Case Studies

UKTI in the East Midlands Case Study video

UKTI helps BCS Autobox research and establish a presence in Japan

BCS-Autobox provides machines for making cardboard boxes and cartons, with export sales now accounting for 80% of their turnover. Despite their success, the company had been unable to secure business in Japan. It was only when Managing Director Barry Tabor was contacted by Anton Rudgalvis, an International Trade Adviser working for UKTI, that their strategy began to take shape.

View Case Study.

Britain's Best Kept Secret - What UKTI Did For Us

Watch a host of UK companies talk about how they were able to grow their businesses through exporting their products or services overseas with the help and support of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

UK Export Finance: JCB video case study

Robert Winter, Director of Financial Solutions at JCB, describes how UK Export Finance (UKEF) provided the insurance, and the confidence, JCB needed to build its business in a new and challenging market.

How Design Improved our Export Potential

Export Marketing Research Scheme helps PMA plan for China

PMA joined the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Passport to Export programme for new and inexperienced exporters, and learned about the Export Marketing Research Scheme (EMRS). The EMRS is a UKTI Scheme providing professional advice and funding to help businesses understand the dynamics of a potential overseas market before creating an appropriate strategy for launching in this market.

View Case Strudy