Its great to see that many UK manufacturers are thriving despite the background mood music. Private equity and lenders are keen to invest in manufacturing businesses where there is a strong brand, IP or ideally both.
Having recently visited China it is clear that for UK companies which can gain a foothold there are trans-formative opportunities. If you would like to understand how to realise that untapped potential I would be delighted to introduce you to Alvin Wang, our partner in Shanghai, or Mona Chung, who is a bi-cultural business expert on doing business with China.
Businesses from across the South East exported £46.8bn worth of goods in 2018, an increase of 3.2 per cent compared with the previous year, new figures from HM Revenue & Customs have revealed. The US was the region's largest market, importing £7.38bn worth of goods last year. Exports to China also jumped by almost 54 per cent to £3.91bn.