Led by a government drive, exporting has been steadily creeping up the news agenda and now sits at the top of "to do" lists of businesses of all sizes. The message is clear: to achieve fast and sustainable growth, firms need to enter new markets. But where to start?
Martin Davidian of FedEx Express identifies the four major stages an SME should go through as it begins to scale up and conquer global markets – building relationships with customers and constantly innovating as it goes.
The UK confectionery industry is growing at an extraordinary rate. The latest UKTI figures show this trend is a direct result of increasing overseas demand, with exports of chocolates, sweets and biscuits recently surpassing £1bn for the first time in history.