BCC/DHL: Exporters concerned economic conditions will dampen performance

Today the BCC and DHL release the results of our Quarterly International Trade Outlook. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in partnership with DHL, today (Thursday) publishes its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook, which shows that while many exporters continue to put in a solid performance, wider economic factors are a cause of concern. The … Read more

New figures show UK attracts more investment than ever

UK attracted over 2,200 new inward investment projects in 2016 to 2017 with over 107,000 jobs across the country safeguarded or created. Figures published by the Department for International Trade have today revealed that the UK attracted more foreign direct investment (FDI) projects than ever before for the year 2016 to 2017. With more than 2,200 projects recorded, … Read more

Skelmersdale charity assists earthquake recovery in Nepal

‘As I remembered my mother on Mothering Sunday, I also remembered another young mother whom I had met a few days earlier on the outskirts of Kathmandu in Nepal’ reflects Keith Laycock, Chairman of Resolve International. The Nepalese mother lives in an area which had suffered badly in the 2015 earthquakes. The poorest people in … Read more

International Women’s Day 2017: Gender Equality – a European export

The Commission is marking International Women’s Day with the publication of a new report on equality between men and women, which shows that EU legislation, guidelines, actions and funding possibilities are supporting noticeable but uneven progress in EU Member States. Sixty years ago, equality between women and men was embedded in the Rome Treaty as … Read more

British Council International School Award success for Queen’s Park CE/URC Primary School

Queen’s Park CE/URC Primary School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom. The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as forming links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an … Read more

International street market returns to Leigh

An international street market is coming to Leigh town centre this week offering a feast of foodie fun to visitors. There will be 20 traders on Bradshawgate, offering a range of mouth-watering baked and cooked foods, plus authentic hand crafted goods. The market will run from Thursday (8th September) until Sunday (11th September) with live entertainment on Sunday. There will be a wide range … Read more