Exports rise in spite of Brexit woes

Its great to see that many UK manufacturers are thriving despite the background mood music.  Private equity and lenders are keen to invest in manufacturing businesses where there is a strong brand, IP or ideally both.

Having recently visited China it is clear that for UK companies which can gain a foothold there are trans-formative opportunities. If you would like to understand how to realise that untapped potential I would be delighted to introduce you to Alvin Wang, our partner in Shanghai, or Mona Chung, who is a bi-cultural business expert on doing business with China.

Businesses from across the South East exported £46.8bn worth of goods in 2018, an increase of 3.2 per cent compared with the previous year, new figures from HM Revenue & Customs have revealed.

The US was the region’s largest market, importing £7.38bn worth of goods last year. Exports to China also jumped by almost 54 per cent to £3.91bn.

By Charles Whelan on 21/03/2019