Tag: SMEs

World Finance names Commerzbank ‘Best Commercial Bank in Germany’

Recognising the years spent assisting German companies engage in international trade, leading magazine, World Finance, names Commerzbank ‘Best Commercial Bank, Germany’ in  yet another award for 2016. The magazine notes Commerzbank’s comprehensive range of products and services to over 100,000 German clients, its role as the country’s leading financer of SMEs, as well as its …

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Satago’s Steven Renwick is the featured entrepreneur in Start Your Business

Satago recently launched its unique all-in-one cash flow solution, which combines invoice finance with a credit control platform to help address the issue of late payments. In a special Q&A for Start Your Business, Steven Renwick, CEO and founder of Satago, explains how Satago can genuinely improve SMEs’ financial health, what drove him to establish …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Alexander Malaket discusses refining the regulatory balance in Treasury & Risk

In a recent article for Treasury and Risk, Alexander Malaket – Deputy Head of the Executive Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission – discusses the search for the optimal balance between implementing essential regulation and encouraging global growth. Trade finance is a key factor in emerging-market development and the expansion of trade. Yet, …

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CWEIC’s CommonwealthFirst initiative announces first cohort of SMEs

The first cohort of CommonwealthFirst Export Champions was announced at a breakfast on 7th July hosted at Marlborough House by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council in conjunction with the Confederation of Indian Industries’ annual CEOs delegation to London. The breakfast was addressed by the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, Foreign and …

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Trade and Forfaiting Review features expert piece by CWEIC’s Oliver Everett on CommonwealthFirst

Trade and Forfaiting Review has featured an article by CWEIC CEO Oliver Everett on CommonwealthFirst. With UK SMEs playing an important role as dynamic and influential contributors to the economy, Everett explains why it is crucial they get the support that they need in their efforts to grow and succeed. Exporting overseas is one way SMEs can achieve this growth, and Everett explains how the CommonwealthFirst initiative …

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CWEIC’s CommonwealthFirst initiative featured on Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce website

The CommonwealthFirst initiative, launched jointly by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and Royal Mail, has been featured on the website of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Over the next three years CommonwealthFirst will provide first-class mentoring and business development support to 100 high-potential, ambitious UK SMEs so that they find export success in the …

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CFE features in Business Reporter discussing London’s entrepreneurial success

Matt Smith, Director at the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) and StartUp Britain has featured in a recent article in Business Reporter, discussing how a German political party is attempting to attract British start-ups to Berlin following the UK’s vote to leave the EU – by hiring an ad-van with a billboard enticing companies to move …

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In the latest edition of TFR, Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis discusses the role of bank financing in Germany’s Mittelstand

Cited in leading publication, Trade & Forfaiting Review, Ruediger Geis, head of product management for trade at Commerzbank, contributes his expertise to an extended feature on the financing of the German SME sector, otherwise known as the Mittlestand. In a comprehensive overview of the key institutions responsible for smoothing the flow of finance to the sector, …

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India on the fast-track: Lord Marland featured in India Global Business

The May/June 2016 issue of India Global Business has featured a commentary by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council Chairman Lord Marland, in which he argues that the modern Commonwealth can be a key instrument for Indian business. India’s prominence within the Commonwealth is central to Marland’s argument; it is both the first republic to have …

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CWEIC CEO Oliver Everett talks to Share Radio about the launch of CommonwealthFirst

Oliver Everett spoke recently to the Morning Money team at Share Radio about how UK SMEs should be taking advantage of opportunities to trade in the Commonwealth – which has one billion middle class consumers and will comprise 40% of the world’s workforce by 2020. Speaking to Nigel Cassidy, Everett highlighted the inbuilt advantages of trading within …

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