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Five things that helped my business thrive globally

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As CEO of Supreme Creations,  the world’s largest ethical manufacturer of reusable bags and eco-packaging, I've been growing my business through export for some time. Here are some lessons I’ve learnt along the way. 1. Understand the competition If you’re …

Why Wasoukan chose to set up in the UK

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Mr Ikeda, President of Wasoukan and Ms Tanaka, Head of UK Operations

Wasoukan is a 10 year old Japanese retailer specialising in traditional kimono clothing, with four stores across Japan. This December, Wasoukan will open their first European flagship store and headquarters in Notting Hill, with aims to open a further 10-15 …

Five reasons why British creativity is in global demand

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Architecture, Creative Industries, Export Week, Exporting is GREAT, Hong Kong

  British creatives have left their fingerprints on every world city – especially Hong Kong, where I’m based as UKTI’s Director of Trade & Investment. But why is British creativity so well-loved around the globe? I caught up with the …