Sales and New Markets 

Methods for creating need and immediacy

Knowledge

report
Independent report - Made Smarter Review
An industry-led review exploring how UK manufacturing can maximise benefits of digital technology through a strong industry - government partnership.
guide
Selling Goods Online
In this guide, we outline the legal requirements for traders selling goods (products or digital content) online.
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Methods of Entering Export Markets
This guide will help you select an export market-entry method that is suitable for your business. It explains the difference between direct and indire...

Resources

Export for Growth

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To help businesses accelerate sales and boost profits through exports.

Export for Growth
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Contract Finder, GOV.UK

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Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies.

ContractsFinder
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Wiltshire Emergency Services e-tendering service

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The Bluelight eTendering site was launched in November 2004, to give suppliers easier access to tenders and quotations published by the Police and Fire and Rescue services. The system is a complete Internet based solution, meaning no software resides on either the buyer’s or the supplier’s computers.

BluelighteTendering
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Department for International Trade (DIT)

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DIT secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

gov.uk/department-for-international-trade
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European Territorial cooperation programme

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A cornerstone of European integration, European Territorial Cooperation helps to ensure that borders are not barriers, and that ideas and assets are shared to resolve common problems across Europe. Interreg France (Channel) England falls under this umbrella helping to fund projects that benefit the French and English regions around the Channel. 

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Supplying The South West

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Open tenders and quotation opportunities for councils in the South West.

SupplyingTheSouthWest.org.uk
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Family Business Support - Institute of Family Business

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IFB is the UK’s family business organisation, supporting and promoting the UK family-owned business sector through events, networking, representation, thought leadership and analysis. Their network is open exclusively to family business owners and managers - by families, for families.

IFB.org.uk
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Documents

News

Wiltshire’s jewel in the crown given international...
Porton Science Park is awarded a coveted Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status.
Launch of digital tools for traders
Two digital tools on gov.uk launched to provide information to businesses exporting goods in and out...
New Funding for Entrepreneurs Setting up Rural Fir...
Funding is being offered to help entrepreneurs start new businesses in rural areas of the UK.
Community News
Anthony Best named as AIM Entrepreneur of the Year
AB Dynamics now a rold leader in automotive test systems
Community News
WH Smith to acquire US group for $400m
Chipside wins Global ICT Excellence Award
Chipside has been recognised by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) with ...

Events

Community Events Swindon Founders
Swindon Free Hosted by Tech Swindon
Community Events Transform Talks #6 - Ethics and Purpose
Bradford-on-Avon open donation to Southside Project in Bath, which strives to reduce social isolation and to build strong and resilient communities. Hosted by Transform Communications Ltd
Community Events She Means Business: Social media training workshop
Corsham £5 Hosted by Naturally Social
Community Events Swindon Founders
Swindon Free Hosted by Tech Swindon
Community Events Ready to Export Workshop - Swindon
Swindon Free Hosted by Business West Ltd
Community Events Ready to Export Workshop - Swindon
Swindon Free Hosted by Business West Ltd
Community Events The Social Media Academy: 6 month Accelerate Course
Online event £179 + VAT per month (6 months) Hosted by Naturally Social

Insights

People Development: Engaging with your Employees to retain them during market ch...
To give employees purpose throughout their career journey, the engagement of an employee plays a vital role in retaining them.
So you think you’re a trusted advisor!
Many of us, especially consultants like to think we are a trusted advisor for our clients, but are we, really, and how would we know?
The 12 Benefits of Market Research
Market research is a crucial part of any and all marketing plans. Although businesses may think they know who their target market is, after some resea...
The Art of Getting What You Want
Negotiation is the nitty-gritty of the actual transaction between customer and business. Yet strangely enough, it’s something that most people try to ...

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