World tourism rises faster than trade for fourth year

The UN World Tourism Organisation says tourism spending has outpaced global trade for the fourth year in a row. The US followed by China are the world’s most popular destinations, followed by France and Spain. According to the UNWTO’s figures, released earlier this month, international tourism grew by 4% in 2015 generating $966 billion. In […]

October 31, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Jobs, Business Survival, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Finance Business, Global Business, Uncategorized  No Comments

Ford’s profit doubles on European sales

Ford posted a record quarterly profit following strong sales in Europe and moving more pickup trucks and SUVs in North America. Profits for the three months to March rose to £2.6 billion, compared with £1.5 billion for the same period in 2015. The stronger performance in Europe helped Ford to outpace Detroit rival General Motors. […]

October 19, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Win, Global Businesses, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Shakespeare’s economic legacy for the UK- pt 2

Following Business Win’s post yesterday Shakespeare’s economic legacy for the UK we continue our review of how the Bard is increasing the UK’s economy: The area known as Shakespeare’s England (which takes in the towns of Stratford, Royal Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Warwick) received 9.94 million tourists in 2014, according to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, […]

September 21, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Win, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Shakespeare’s economic legacy for the UK

In the age of Brexit we often underestimate the UK’s economic advantage given to the current economy by our cultural heritage. Below and over the next blog post Business Win reviews the extra business that William Shakespeare generates to the UK’s ecomony. William Shakespeare may be widely regarded as finest playwright in the English language, […]

September 20, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Communications, Business Development, Business Win, Global Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

Sales of vinyl records lifted by music streaming

Music streaming sites are helping to drive sales of vinyl records- new research suggests. Half of consumers say they listened to an album online before buying a vinyl copy, according to an ICM poll. The behaviour is more common for people who use ad funded services such as SoundCloud or YouTube, suggesting free music can […]

August 21, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Digital Business, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Sales, Online Sales Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Advance orders for Tesla Model 3 electric car accelerate to 276,000

Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk says preorders of the firm’s much anticipated Model 3 electric car currently total 276,000. The California based firm has unveiled the five seater car – its lowest-cost vehicle to date. Mr Musk tweeted the total reflected the orders received. Pre-orders of the Model 3 will not necessarily all […]

August 8, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Global Business, Green Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments

UK shares continue to recover ground as Carphone profits jump

UK shares have continued to regain some of the ground lost in the wake of the Brexit vote as Dixon Carphone’s profiits jumped by 17 pc. After rising 2.6% on Tuesday, the FTSE 100 share index opened up 1.6% at 6,240.31. The more UK focused FTSE 250 index rose 1.6% in early trade. On Tuesday […]

June 29, 2016  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Win, Digital Business, Exporting Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Fever-Tree says global demand has boosted profits

Fever-Tree has said global demand for its premium mixer drinks has boosted profits in an “exceptional year” for the business. Pre tax profits hit £16.8 million in the year ending 31 December 2015, up from £2.5 million. Revenue was up 71% to £59.3 million, up from £34.7 million in 2014. Charles Rolls, the firm’s executive […]

June 16, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Sales, Uncategorized  No Comments

UK new car registrations at all time high in 2015

UK new car sales hit an all time record last year, the latest trade industry figures show. Some 2.63 million new vehicles were registered in 2015, up about 6% on 2014 and the fourth consecutive year of growth, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said. Stronger consumer confidence, special deals and cheap finance […]

May 24, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Sales, Business Win, Growing Businesses, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Businesses  No Comments

Turning rubbish into gold

Mostafa Hemdan is making a good living turning rubbish into gold- founding Recyclobekia, one of the first businesses in the Middle East to recycle electronic waste. He set up the firm five years ago in the garage of his parents’ house in Tanta, a city 56 miles north of capital Cairo. At the time, Mr […]

March 25, 2016  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Win, Green Businesses, Growing Business, Uncategorized, Winning Business  No Comments