Industry & Business

Government actions the greatest challenge to exporters

 Breaking News
  • Research Reveals SMEs Lose €2.2 Billion a Year in Productivity Due to Administration Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software, has revealed that Irish SMEs lose up to €2.2 billion annually in productivity due to burdensome administrative tasks. The report, ‘Sweating the Small Stuff: the impact of the bureaucracy burden’, undertaken by Plum Consulting, shows businesses in Ireland spend an average of 70 working-days per year navigating the [...]...
  • European Commission Takes Action For a More Competitive and Innovative Financial Market The European Commission has unveiled an Action Plan on how to harness the opportunities presented by technology-enabled innovation in financial services (FinTech). Europe should become a global hub for FinTech, with EU businesses and investors able to make most of the advantages offered by the Single Market in this fast-moving sector. As a first major deliverable, [...]...
  • 40% Think Irish Government Not Doing Enough to Protect Ireland From Impact of Brexit Brexit is coming closer and still a lot of questions remain unanswered. People are insecure not only about their own future but also the economic future of Ireland. iReach Insights conducted a nationally representative survey and 1,000 adults were asked about their opinion about the Brexit, it’s potential impact and what Irish people would do, [...]...
  • Guinness Remains Ireland’s Most Valuable Brand at €2.1 Billion Guinness remains Ireland’s most valuable brand after growing by 5% over the last year to a brand value of €2.1 billion on the back of new product innovations and steady sales of the world-famous draught, according to the latest report by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. Guinness’s brand value has [...]...
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has agreed a Capital Expenditure Programme of over €742 million. The Three Year Capital Programme 2018-2020 will deliver a considerable number of infrastructural and housing projects that are of strategic importance to the County and the Region from both a social and an economic perspective. This will shape the development of [...]...

Government actions the greatest challenge to exporters

October 08
11:20 2015

cronus otherGovernment actions and policies are some of the greatest challenges to UK exporters according to a new business survey conducted in the South West on behalf of Cronus Logistics. More than a third of respondents said political and governmental actions were a real challenge to their businesses on a par with non-payment for goods and services.

The Insider survey was carried out in September for the Irish-based logistics company as part of its export sales drive in the South West of England. Although government actions topped the list of challenges for exporters in the region, there is also concern about cultural and language barriers.

The survey highlighted the majority of exports from the region are destined for Western Europe and Ireland which remains an important market and with just over 21% surveyed said they were looking to grow sales there.

Nicola Walker, Managing Director of Cronus Logistics, believes the survey has highlighted some of the obstacles to more businesses exporting from the South West.“Just over 35% of South West businesses have been exporting for more than 21 years and more help is needed to support their efforts. It is staggering to see that nearly 50% of the people we spoke to said they had not received any help with an export strategy.”

Nicola Walker sees the Irish market as ideal for first-time exporters due to the common language and proximity to mainland UK.

“Around a quarter of the companies in the survey generate between 11-20% of their income through overseas sales. There is a great deal more to come from the Irish market and both national and local government need to support exporters who are interested in this venture. For the past year we have been saying to potential clients looking to increase traffic across the Irish Sea that exporting to Ireland is simple and a great taster for future export developments. With so many respondents believing that government rules and regulations are a barrier to this, then maybe it’s time to address those by partnering with a supply chain partner offering the opportunity to reduce road miles, CO2 emissions with an innovative door to door supply chain solution in Ireland.

About Author



Related Articles

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here


National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2018

NIBRT Springboard Success Stories

Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4