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The most successful businesses are ambitious in their investments, from talent acquisition and product development to new technology and overseas markets. But our Trade Barometer indicates there has been a worrying decline in business investment across all sectors of the UK economy over the past 12 months.

Britain’s businesses will need to resolve a serious skills shortage if their ambitions for expansion, both at home and abroad, are to be achieved. This is the warning from our latest Trade Barometer research. And while these problems can be managed, the study also suggests the cumulative effect of concerns over Brexit, as well as other headwinds, has made it more difficult to confront the skills gap.

Over 100 manufacturing executives, trade bodies, government representatives, and senior industry stakeholders attended an inspirational day to help the sector prosper.

Joe Hepworth, CEO at British Centre for Business, discusses recent significant developments in UAE of interest to UK businesses, with commentary from Santander’s UAE Country Manager, Monika Gajek.

China is now the eighth top export destination for UK food & drinks products and our November 2018 trade mission set out to help businesses access this fast-growing market.

British businesses planning to launch into international markets for the first time are at the forefront of tackling the UK’s productivity crisis.

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