While Joe Sillett’s first business fell just as quickly as it had risen, the serial entrepreneur has lots of confidence in his latest offering – the Funky Iron Company.
With almost 1.4bn consumers, it’s not just Premier League clubs that are eager for success in China – many UK businesses see the country as a huge growth opportunity. But there’s a right and a wrong way to enter the market, as Chelsea FC found out the hard way.
Polls aren’t always to be trusted. We learned this the hard way in failing to identify the results for Brexit and Donald Trump – and it’s making traders nervous.
There’s no greater fan of Cherry Coke than business magnate Warren Buffet, so it doesn’t surprise that his face is now plastered across limited edition cans in China.
For thousands of years, global trade was built on the flow of goods along the infamous Silk Roads – and it still holds numerous exporting opportunities for UK businesses today.
Michael Conway, an associate and chartered trademark attorney at intellectual property firm Haseltine Lake, discusses recent high-profile cases of Western brands protecting trademarks in China – and what it means for UK businesses thinking of operating in the country.
Scottish online flight booking business Skyscanner has been sold to a Chinese buyer through a deal valuing it at £1.4bn, providing early investor Scottish Equity Partners with a big pay day.
As president-elect Donald Trump continues to outline a plan for his first 100 days in office, the latest policy to feel his wrath is TPP – the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Global business confidence is at its highest in 12 months, with confidence amongst UK businesses holding up relative to the previous quarter.
It may have slowed down, but China’s economy is still growing at three times the speed of the UK’s and there are still massive opportunities for outbound investment. Recent figures attribute a record-breaking $101bn worth of global deals to Chinese buyers in the first three months of 2016 alone.
President Xi’s recent visit to the UK raises interesting questions around how Britain does business with the Far East.
These five tips will help UK businesses to secure Chinese investment and expand into the lucrative Chinese market.