A GREAT Time in Shanghai

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

As a GREAT campaign ambassador I feel that Great Britain and China have a phenomenal opportunity to create partnerships and business together. The festival has been a fantastic platform to build on new and existing relationships in a new economic climate. It was an honour to have the Duke of Cambridge there to be as part of this pioneering event and it makes me proud to be British!

Asa Bennett

Osborne's Big Export Push Is Starting To Look Rather Embarrassing... | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne's efforts to boost British exports appear to have backfired after the Huffington Post UK learned that two of his flagship schemes have ...

UK Music Is Taking Over the World One Gig at a Time

Mark Hillary | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Peter Hook visited a small gig venue in São Paulo today just to meet fans up close and to answer their questions. My wife and I had arranged the visit for the British Consulate who plastered the venue with their 'Music is GREAT' branding - and of course when you are talking about British music, it really is!

Could The Changing Music Industry Help International Diplomacy?

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

The music industry is changing fast. Artists need to tour because nobody buys records today and markets such as the US and UK produce a disproportionate number of popular artists appreciated all over the world.

The Truth About the PM's Trade Delegation to China

Zoe Cunningham | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Zoe Cunningham

If you are an intelligent person, you form your own opinion when you read the news. You understand that certain papers have certain agendas and you interpret articles accordingly. You take things with a pinch of salt. But not until I joined the recent trade delegation to China, did I realise just how politicised - and hence inaccurate - news becomes.

An Elevator Pitch

Amir Mohsen Abdolrazaghi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Amir Mohsen Abdolrazaghi

You recognize her instantly. She is that businesswoman whom you read about in the papers just the other day. You decide you should go for it. You've practiced your pitch a thousand times before. A deep breathe. Ready to jump in?

Reality Check: Life in Brazil Through the Eyes of a Foreigner

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I really wanted to capture what daily life is like for a foreigner based in Brazil. What is different about this enormous nation compared to living in many other places or even back in the UK? What is important to know before you make the decision to move here?

Reaching for Sirius - The Brightest star in the Night Sky!

Amir Mohsen Abdolrazaghi | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech
Amir Mohsen Abdolrazaghi

Blessed with an ideal location in the global landscape, the UK has become a cultural, financial, and commercial hub where the East and the West, the North and the South meet. This unabated influence is growing at an ever-accelerating pace.

'We Want Top Graduates To Start Their Business Here'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Ministers have launched a scheme to help entrepreneurial graduates from around the world move to Britain and start a business. The Sirius Programm...

SXSW 2013 - Welcome to the Best Music Industry Schmooze on the Planet

Paul Carey | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Carey

When I sat down to write a few words on this year's SXSW in Austin, Tx I was thinking 500, maybe a 1000 would be sufficient to sum it up. I was wrong. Put in seven simple words, SXSW is THE BEST INDUSTRY EVENT ON THE PLANET!

A Year of Achievement, a Year of Inspiration

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

As 2012 draws to a close, it is safe to say the past year has represented an inspiring year of achievement and celebration for Great Britain. From the pride in British heritage during the Diamond Jubilee, to the summer Games showcasing the power of individual, we have seen some incredible moments to teach us to embrace and showcase our success.

Introducing the Band: Suede Meet their Fans in Brazil

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.12.2012 | Home
Mark Hillary

The fans in the pub asked when Suede will return to Brazil for a full headline tour, Mat Osman responded by saying: "It depends how the festival goes. We would love to return, but that's really all up to you!"

Chris Wimpress

Blink And You'll Miss It: Cameron Endorses Lord Green Despite HSBC Scandal | Chris Wimpress | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Politics

In an otherwise flannelly speech on how David Cameron will use the Olympics to ink-in major deals on overseas investment in the UK, there's a fairly s...

Why Do Brits Hate the London Olympic Games?

Mark Hillary | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

What is it about being British? We go and invent all the best sports in the world and then give great sportsmen like Andy Murray a hard time about whether he is more Scottish or more British - or ever going to win at Wimbledon.

We Condemn Assad's Crime... While Giving His Main Dealer a Warm Welcome

Alex MacDonald | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Politics
Alex MacDonald

In two weeks the arms fair Farnborough is coming to the UK with its official welcome reception to be held in the Natural History Museum. Masquerading as an airshow, the fair will bring together 37 buyer countries including Algeria, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Libya.

Business 101: Taking Stock

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

As part of my role with the UK Trade & Investment I am keen to help businesses become more successful by offering my own expertise. Last week I met with the team from Kenneth Turner , who I connected with via the UKTI, to offer a bit of advice and mentoring.

A Jubilee Bonus - End Royal Support for Arms Sales

Kaye Stearman | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Politics
Kaye Stearman

As the UK gears up to celebrates the Diamond Jubilee, amid street parties, parades and flotillas, it is timely to take a closer look at one of the less edifying aspects of the royal family - the links between royalty, the military and the arms industry.

London 2012: One Hundred Days To Go

Mark Hillary | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

It is exactly one hundred days until the opening ceremony of the London Olympic games when, under Danny Boyle's direction, thousands of British volunteers will show the world that the UK can match anything China did four years ago.

China News Will Bolster Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Iain Anderson | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

One headline this morning is likely to put the biggest smile on the Chancellor's face - news that China is keen to back investment in UK plc.

Prince Andrew: A Magnificent Man in His Flying Machine

Nick Abbot | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

Since he stopped being the Special Whatever He Was, Prince Andrew is actually costing us more to keep him in the manner to which he was always accustomed, than when he was in what might loosely be termed 'full employment.'

CBI Says Export Reform Could Give UK £20bn Boost

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK

A new export strategy could give a £20bn lift to the UK economy by the end of the decade, according to the Confederation of British Industries (CBI),...

Prince Andrew Quits As Trade Envoy

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 20.09.2011 | UK Politics

A friendship with a billionaire paedophile is never a good idea. Nor is being photographed with a teenage prostitute or having links to Gaddafi. But t...