Unlocking export growth in the UK: challenges and opportunities

By Martin McKervey

Following National Export Week and our sponsorship of the Insider Yorkshire International Trade Awards, which launched last week at a breakfast event, partner Martin McKervey shares his thoughts on unlocking export growth.

There has been a very clear message from government that we must rebalance our economy and have more businesses engaged in exporting. 

With increasingly positive economic data, the UK seems poised for consistently steady growth for the first time in years. Sustaining this growth for the longer term relies on how well the UK can take advantage of the international opportunities available. As the CBI called for in its report, ‘The only way is exports’, released in April 2013, the UK must review its role as a trading nation. This includes spurring businesses with the potential to export to take the first steps towards international sales. It also means encouraging businesses to go beyond exporting to investing abroad and becoming global businesses…

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