Exploring the foreign exchange sector

Niall Walsh, Founder, Garton Global Payments

Foreign exchange markets have always been tricky to navigate for any new business starting exporting and importing, and the sector as a whole seems to be dominated by the big corporate banks. Business Connect caught up with Niall Walsh, founder and owner of Garton Global Payments, situated in Tower Hill, London – a stone’s throw […]

Skills bill paving the way for industry partners

Media City, Salford

The Skills and Post-16 Education Act was passed on 28 April 2022, paving the way for a range of positive changes which will help transform the skills and training landscape, and ‘level up’ opportunities across the country. The Act underpins the government’s transformation of post-16 education and skills, as set out in the ‘Skills for […]

BITA series of events showcase the Isle of Man to overseas business leaders

Douglas, Isle of Man

Business leaders from the UK, Ireland and USA experienced a fantastic range of business networking events hosted and organised by BITA (the British and Irish Trading Alliance). The 3-Day Spectacular which took place at the beginning of May was the biggest series of events organised by the Isle of Man Chapter of BITA since lockdown. […]

Northwest freight forwarder launches the first British shipping line in 40 years

Allseas Shipping Company

In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic caused havoc across the globe and not least in the supply chain industries where ocean freight schedules and equipment availability was impacted by many different factors. Shipping costs rose to unprecedented levels and many industries struggled to meet shipment targets due to lack of freight space availability. Cargo owners needed […]

Embracing a visual revolution

Shop Window Digital Signage

With the rising popularity and use of dynamic digital content, the business world is embracing interactive and large-scale digital signage. But what is it and how can you use it to your advantage? Digital Signage refers to display technologies like LED or video walls, projection and LCD monitors that vividly display webpages, videos, directions, restaurant […]

Trading with Africa – and its bustling economies

Trading with Africa

I recently had the opportunity to meet the Minister for Exports, Mike Freer, and we had a lengthy discussion about exporting as well as about his recent visit to Africa. Mike is an eloquent, passionate advocate of UK exports and the massive export opportunities that exist for UK businesses, and is intent on supporting them […]

Everything you need to know about Pay-Per-Click (PPC)

Pay Per Click

While not as cryptic as its organic counterpart (SEO), paid search marketing is arguably just as puzzling when factoring in keywords, budgets and bids, ad ranks and so on. And, for many businesses, pay-per-click (PPC) is a vital investment in terms of digital marketing. So, with that being said, let’s have a look at everything […]

How are immigration laws changing in a post-pandemic and post-brexit nation?

Immigration Interview

The UK is recovering from the economic effects of COVID-19. In fact, the nation’s economy has grown by 7.5 per cent in 2021. This, along with the easing of restrictions, means that people and businesses can begin to make plans for a future free from lockdown restrains. So how does this affect immigration law? Here, […]

Do you compete against yourself?

Competing against yourself

When someone is being competitive they’re often regarded as having heightened levels of motivation, so fuelling their desire to improve, stretch themselves and elevate their game. At certain times many of us may feel prompted to move out of our comfort zones, challenge ourselves, prove to both ourselves and to others that we’re prepared to […]