Exportise are delighted to have been awarded a contract with Enterprise Ireland for the supply and delivery of their Sales Pipeline Management workshop series. The Sales Pipeline Management workshop is part of their Excel at Export Selling programme, that’s designed to equip Irish companies with the skills that will make a direct impact on their international presence and export selling.
Board Bia released yesterday that food and drink exports have increased by 8.6% in the first six months of the year, which was strongly led by Irish beef exports.
For more on the food and drink exports follow the link Irish Times.
Enterprise Ireland has reported record breaking export levels for last year, as its clients sold more than €16 billion worth of goods and services overseas. Client companies also created 12,861 jobs last year, including 3,338 full-time positions, according to its annual report.
This is great news as Exportise work with EI clients to help them reach their full export potential. For more information click on Irish Times
Enterprise Ireland have now officially launched their new strategic marketing review program, in which Exportise are part of the consulting panel. Follow the link for more information on the program.
Enterprise Ireland are soon to formally launch an intensive, focused one-on-one programme to their clients. It will enable clients to review their export focused sales and marketing capabilities, highlight areas for improvement and set out a roadmap to deal with these. The Strategic Marketing Review programme draws from the wealth of knowledge and experience gained by Enterprise Ireland over the years.Exportise is delighted to have been selected as one of the consultants assigned to this programme. More information to follow in the weeks ahead.
Weak international demand saw the decline in Irish exports fall by 10% in February.
This was mainly driven by a 15% fall (€309 million) in the export of medical and pharmaceutical products and an 18% fall (€286 million) drop in organic chemical exports
For the full article follow this link Irish Times
Ireland’s exports reached €92 billion last year, the highest level recorded in a decade according to new data released yesterday by the Central Statistics Office.
The total rise on Irish exports was 1% with the imports rising by 1.5%. For the full article please visit the following link: Irish Times
Ireland’s services sector grew for the fifth successive month in December on the back of the strongest new export orders in over six years, a survey showed on Friday. Follow the below link to view the article. – Reuters
Exporting companies recorded a net jobs gain of 3,804 last year, the highest such increase seen since 2006, according to Enterprise Ireland. Click on the link below to view the article in the Irish Times.
“I firmly believe whatever business you’re in, you probably need to be looking overseas now to be strong in the next five years as the domestic market is tough”.
For the full article follow the link to Food and Drink Export Ireland
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A selection of exportise clients will be attending the International Markets Week which runs for the 17th – 22nd of September in the RDS, Dublin. This event will give them an opportunity to discuss their exports plans and ambitions with a team of over 100 marketing specialists from Enterprise Ireland’s network of 30 offices representing over 60 markets throughout the world.
Their plans will include expanding their sales in existing markets, improving their distribution strategy, finding new customers and exporting into new markets. With the help of exportise along with the contacts made at the event these businesses will be able to reach there full export potential.
We would strongly encourage all Enterprise Ireland clients to consider availing of this opportunity.
The main IEA survey finding was that 28% of exporters were experiencing difficulties in obtaining trade finance for their business.
The scheme was ratified back in April but has still not been set up with the two banks that are authorised to operate the scheme, Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Bank. When started the scheme is geared to offer €450 million over 3 years to 1,800 small medium sized businesses. You can see how important this scheme is for the 28% of Irish SME’s.
As a member of the Irish Exporters Association, exportise sees the effects on Irish SME’s by not having this scheme up and running.The pressure is on the government to get the credit scheme rolling.
For the full report visit IEA at www.irishexporters.ie
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As part of the development of exportise we’re delighted to welcome Sebastian Perry to the team. Sebastian joined us after spending a number of years working in Spain. Seb has worked in a number of industries sectors most recently in a development role for a major player in the yachting industry. He will be using his extensive knowledge in the export market to help exportise clients reach their full export potential.
The Irish export markets grew at a rate of 3.6% in the first quarter of the year, but the increase fell just short on the levels required to create new jobs. Service exports were the strongest performer by increasing by 8.1%, while merchandise exports only rose by 0.1%.
Irish exports to the UK increased by 19% in the quarter but exports to China fell by 5%, hopefully this will change with the export government agreements between Ireland and China. The highest export growth seen was 32% in both the Russian and Brazilian markets. (Statistics by The Irishtimes May 2012)
Exportise can help your business expand into the international market and thus helping to rise the markets growth rate to the level required for job creation.
Paddy Lyons will be speaking at the upcoming conference of the RIAI, the regulatory and support body for architects in Ireland, as one of a number of speakers on business skills for economic recovery.
Paddy will give some advice and shares some experiences on taking architectural and related businesses abroad. With a focus on practical, focused steps Paddy will attempt to demystify some of the process of positioning your business to compete for and win international contracts.
Further details can be found on the RIAI website.
The last couple of weeks have seen some positive international reporting on Ireland and the role that significant export growth and other factors have had on this. Die Welt of Germany have asked if Ireland is ‘a model for how the west can recover’ and this this has been subsequently picked up on wordcrunch.com and time.com. Similarly, the Financial Times of London have this week reported on ‘Ireland’s unexpected economic comeback’.
In our target export markets there is definitely positive sentiment out there towards Ireland and the challenge now for all of us is to leverage this to win business and in turn, stimulate our local economy.