BISEA Roadshow 2020: Focus on Indonesia

The high growth, high demand markets of the South East Asian nations provides one of the most exciting investment regions of the world for SME’s in the UK.  Collectively they are known as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN. The Sheffield Chamber International Trade Centre in conjunction with the British Chambers Overseas have […]

BCC/DHL: Trade negotiations must unlock potential of struggling exporters

Exporters continued to tread water through the final quarter of 2019 according to the largest independent survey of UK firms, released by British Chambers of Commerce and DHL Express today. The survey of more than 3,300 exporters revealed that manufacturing export orders weakened for a second consecutive quarter. Indicators for service sector exporters also decreased in the […]

2019 was record-breaking year for UK exports

UK exports at an all time high, with goods exports to non-EU countries growing by 13.6% on 2018 2019 was a record-breaking year for UK exports, according to new figures published today (Tuesday 11 February) by the Office for National Statistics. The UK has now experienced 45 consecutive months of annual export growth on a […]

Celebrating the latest ITOPS graduates

Sheffield Chamber recently celebrated the latest graduates of the International Trade Operations and Procedures (ITOPS) programme. The ITOPS programme is accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce. A Foundation certificate in International Trade is issued together with the ITOPS graduation certificate. Sheffield Chambers Director of Operations, Stella Steele, presented the certificates and prizes to the […]

Brexit: Understanding Your Risks, Opportunities And Legal Responsibilities

How much will Brexit affect your profitability? As the country approaches the ‘deadline’ date of Friday 31st January and following the results of the general election, we now know for certain that the UK will leave the EU. From the 1st February, we will be an independent, non-EU state, a third country in international trade […]

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q4 2019: UK economy in stagnation as service sector slows

The latest results of the survey – which is the largest of its kind in the UK and a leading indicator of GDP growth – found protracted weakness across most indicators of economic health in the final quarter of 2019. Service sector indicators worsen and remain well below their historic average Indicators for manufacturing and export orders are negative for two […]