Opinion from Lord Digby Jones

Export Development Strategy has never been more important for businesses

Published Wednesday 14 October, 2009

Speaking at HSBC’s International Business Question Time in Birmingham Lord Digby Jones as Chairman of HSBC’s International Business Advisory Board said “It has never been more important for smaller businesses to follow an Export Development Strategy. Exposing your business to overseas competition makes you more productive, more competitive and more innovative. The domestic gains from exporting overseas are quickly realized. But seek advice, dip your toe in the water of a country where you feel comfortable and be prepared for a long haul. As the economy moves out of recession the call for working capital will become greater and there has never been a more vital time for diligent, remorseless financial management for business.”