There are 4.9 million businesses in the UK, and 99% of them are SMEs. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises employ over 14 million people, and are responsible for 49.8% of the UK economy. With the right help, these companies can grow both employment and revenue at exceptional rates. Where can this information be found? And what support is available to ensure the success of our SMEs - and therefore the success of the UK economy? In this programme we’ll explore ways that can help make that happen.
SME for Growth Programme Series
Across the Middle East and North Africa, high hopes are being invested in education and training. New knowledge and skills are widely seen as the surest route to a better quality of life and an improvement in competitive performance. For those in education, for those in work and for those pursuing innovation, Britain is becoming a prime source for equipping themselves for the future. At all levels, demand is high, as partnerships are actively sought with schools, colleges and universities. In developing talent and putting companies at the leading edge, Britain offers a whole series of advantages in opening up careers, finding ideas and preparing future leaders.
As businesses seek to grow competitively but securely, it has never been more important for directors and senior executives to be aware of the opportunities and dangers that commerce presents. Opportunities such as developing a low carbon economy, trading with the BRIC countries, producing advanced UK manufacturing, building a sustainable business and leadership, talent and facilities management require effective knowledge to be properly employed. Dangers from ignoring new regulations on matters such as equality and diversity, financial regulation, carbon reduction-and advanced manufacturing can halt business growth. This all affects the way in which end users make their purchasing decisions in terms of price, quality and sustainability.
In our business documentaries, we address these opportunities and dangers to help decision makers chose the right options for their businesses.
Middle East Association Programme Series
The Business Channel provides directors and senior executives in both the public and private sectors with business documentaries that not only go to the heart of how businesses can grow strategically, but through the power of film provide expert advice to help in the planning, growth and prosperity of their businesses. Are you interested in more information about our business documentaries? Please get in contact.
The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) is the leading organisation helping UK companies grow and develop their business with China. They help companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established operations. CBBC has worked with China for 60 years and their team has extensive experience of doing business there. This series of programmes will give a vivid insight into the speed at which business between Britain and China is developing and demonstrate that it can be straightforward and rewarding.
China-Britain Business Council Programme Series
The UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) was created out of UKTI’s 2011 Strategy ‘Britain Open for Business'. The underlying purpose of the UKABC is to facilitate a step change in the level of trade between the UK and Southeast Asia, and through this contributing towards UKTI’s ambition to support 50,000 SMEs and increase UK exports to £1trn by 2020. With a particular focus on the SME community the UKABC runs a programme of awareness raising outreach activity aimed at improving understanding of the business opportunities in the ASEAN region, as well as giving practical advice and guidance on how to go about doing business there.
UK-ASEAN Business Council Programme Series
India offers enormous opportunities. But it is large and complex, and should not be seen as one market but a series of interconnected regional markets where the legislative and investment climate may change from one state to another. By taking advice from the right experts, UK companies - large and small - can succeed in India. UK India Business Council is the premier business-led organisation promoting bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. Our mission is to facilitate an increase in trade between the UK and India through business to business dialogue.
UK India Business Council Programme Series
This series of business documentaries provides a master class of expertise to help construction and building engineering organisations and CIBSE members contribute to developing a low carbon economy by refurbishing and retrofiting offices, plants, hotels, leisure and shopping centres, hospitals and schools with low carbon technologies and products. Contributors include CIBSE, the Carbon Trust and the UK Green Building Council.
Within the economy, the facilities management industry has quietly turned itself into a major creator of value and jobs. By some estimates the industry is worth £120bn a year and is still growing. In our business documentaries we bring our audience up to speed with the value that facilities management can create and how it can free up organisations to focus on their core strengths.
CIBSE Programme Series
BIFM Programme Series
UKTI Programme Series
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.