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18th May 2021

Pandemic impacts felt across the British economy

Our new research highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has had very different impacts on individual parts of the UK economy.

British businesses look to new markets for export growth

Our latest research shows that North America, Oceania and Greater China are the favoured regions for UK businesses seeking export opportunities beyond the European Union (EU).

Building back better with digital

Our new research shows international trade is set to provide UK businesses with a route out of the difficulties they have faced over the past 12 months.

Trade Barometer

British businesses look to new markets for export growth

Our latest research shows that North America, Oceania and Greater China are the favoured regions for UK businesses seeking export opportunities beyond the European Union (EU).

Building back better with digital

Building back better with digital

Our new research shows international trade is set to provide UK businesses with a route out of the difficulties they have faced over the past 12 months.

Beyond Europe

Beyond Europe: Embracing exports the world over

Our new research shows leading British businesses are embracing new international markets as they look to exploit growing export opportunities. The Spring 2021 edition of our Trade Barometer research shows that British expo...

Case study

Support for innovation

One impact of the coronavirus crisis has been to constrain the funding available for innovation projects. In the life sciences sector, some companies have struggled to keep key projects on track through the pandemic. In res...

Case study

Making trusted connections to secure international growth

For UK businesses seeking to build international sales, forging strong connections with customers and partners in overseas markets is amongst their most crucial challenges.

Case study

The rise and rise of online retail

The latest research from Retail Economics highlights the continuing boom in ecommerce. Online sales rose by 52.7% year-on-year in August (in value terms and non-seasonally adjusted), compared to an 11.6% rise in the same mo...

High-growth business

How high-growth businesses harness the power of their people

Our Trailblazers study demonstrates a huge gap between high-growth and lower-growth businesses in terms of the approach they take to staff training and development, as well as to recruitment, retention and succession planning...

High-growth companies

How high-growth companies’ leaders drive the growth agenda

How high-growth companies' leaders drive the growth agenda 19th Feb 2020 4 min read High-growth companies understand the power of strong leadership. They are led by management teams which have a clear vision for success...

High-growth

High-growth businesses and expanding abroad: Crucial to the UK’s prosperity

The Trailblazers research reveals that 74% of high-growth companies already trade internationally or plan to do so in the coming 12 months, compared with 63% of lower-growth firms. Share this article linkedin twitter e...

Avert skills

Understanding the skills challenge

Businesses' inability to hire skilled workers may prevent them realising their aspirations for growth, including international expansion Share this article linkedin twitter email Britain's businesses will need to...