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Click, pay, give and grow

At this time of giving, here's a fascinating and inspiring film about a business that is transforming the act of giving. It's also about how a rurally-based business, situated among Worcestershire's mushroom and asparagus growers, can build relationships with more than 3,000 global retailers and… Read more »

One small business, so many lessons

In this film, Tracey Longmuir talks about starting up Isis Pet Care while being a single mum, cash flow and small business rate relief, and getting help from the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce as well as funding for hiring apprentices - she now employs eight members of staff.… Read more »

Finding the best distributors: the Cyclehoop story

Guy Schanschieff isn't the only exporter to emphasise the importance of finding the right distributor. Here's Anthony Lau, founder and MD of Cyclehoop, whose clever cycle parking solutions are currently sold in 15 countries. UKTI has helped businesses such as Cyclehoop with advice and support… Read more »

How well do you know your distributors?

When you are making a niche product, it can be difficult enough to break into overseas markets in the first place. The chances are that you are just grateful that people want to buy. But as Guy Schanschieff emphasises in this film, it is really… Read more »

Planning and apprentices: making growth at Milltech
The Milltech factory floor: constant investment in machinery and flexible working practices have helped to drive the business forward

Not many small engineering companies have trebled in size over the past eight years. Constant planning and a commitment to apprentices have been central to the success of Norwich-based Milltech. Managing Director Mike Ottolangui tells the story. The company started with one machine in 1993.… Read more »