Global expansion: the trade-offs and impact from Brexit

February 15, 2019

Paul Webster, Managing Director, International Investment Services Expanding internationally can be an incredibly attractive strategic option, enabling businesses to achieve faster growth compared to what might be achieved if a business remains in their home market. To achieve that growth
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Insanity, doing the same thing and expecting different results. So why do government reorganisation fail 87% of the time.

March 31, 2017

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  So why do government agency’s think this time will be different every time they complete a reorganisation? Harvard Business Review has published an article by Stephen Heidari-Robinson, the former
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UK Corporate Tax Regime Should Guide Australia

March 27, 2017

Two harsh truths seemed to be ignored by Australian politicians relating to international business, Australia has one of the highest corporate tax regimes in the world and Sydney is further from Beijing than London.  Whilst we appreciate the Australian Government cannot
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Robot Tax Will Not Reward First Movers

March 24, 2017

What prompted the new talk on Robot Tax? “”…whereas now that humankind stands on the threshold of an era when ever more sophisticated robots, bots, androids and other manifestations of artificial intelligence (“AI”) seem poised to unleash a new industrial
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Korn Ferry Signals Manchester’s Pharmaceutical Industry is Expanding

March 23, 2017

When a recruitment company expands it is sending numerous signals.  The signals could be that it is a growing threat to competitors, that it can better service its growing customers, a new industry is emerging, jobs in an existing industry
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British RDM Group have received A$1m to pilot their autonomous pods with South Australia’s Flinder’s University.  


British and Australian collaborations marked another step in electronic and autonomous vehicles with the announcement of Coventry-based autonomous vehicle designer and manufacturer, RDM Group has secured a $1m grant to begin trials of its pioneering driverless pod in Australia thanks
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Forget job creation. Local government should stimulate future industries.

March 22, 2017

As we look to a future of robotics and artificial intelligence, government needs to rethink its role, says Paul Webster. It’s a given to say everyone in the economic development profession is focused on delivering prosperity for their region. For
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Scottish Bravado Deflects From Reality.

March 17, 2017

Like the brave, highly competitive international rugby team, the Scottish First Minister is great at drawing a brave, confident pre-match hype.  However, last weekend’s result showed that like the PM this week, the mighty English rugby had the maturity and class
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Financial Times publishes our letter in seeking new model needed in local government pensions to sustain funding for businesses, skills and infrastructure.

March 16, 2017

Whilst media attention was firmly on Sir Philip Green’s BHS pension deal k, what is still not getting any column inches away from the FT, is how much the proposed defined-benefit pensions scheme could cost local governments. The implications could
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Interesting headlines from the last 3 months

November 17, 2016

If you’d like to learn more about how this news may affect your business please get in touch. International Investment Service focuses on the “Italian Job” to really threaten the EU. (17 November 2016) International Investment Services reports European businesses
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