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The Global Marketplace

This content is part of the GBCC’s Raise the BAR campaign on business adaptability & resilience (find out more here). This page focuses on the risks and opportunities on the horizon for the global economy.

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #RTB19 and find out more in the sections below.


Key stats

20%
how much more productive firms that trade internationally are (HMRC)
14863
businesses were exporting from the West Midlands in 2017 (HMRC)
24%
of businesses cite Brexit as their principal business concern (GBCC QBR)


About the Campaign:

Raise the BAR is sponsored by Western Union:

For organizations seeking a partner to optimize cross-border payments, Western Union Business Solutions equips you with the solutions you need to send, receive and manage international payments. Our extensive global network, spanning 200 countries/territories and 130 currencies combined with our knowledge of local markets enable you to manage international payments simply, effectively and efficiently.


Business Insights

Business Adaptability & Resilience in the Global Marketplace

In this podcast Christina Wadlow, Head of Partnerships, Western Union and Henrietta Brealey, Director of Policy, GBCC explore the risks and strategies businesses are taking to navigate them in the Global marketplace.

Just how complicated is it dealing with companies overseas?

Christina Wadlow, Western Union shares common concerns businesses have about managing international payments and currency and the support available.

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Adapting to Brexit

In this video Carl Hollier, Managing Director of Industrial Washing Machines shares how his business has approached navigating Brexit.

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Is it possible to be ready for Brexit?

Henrietta Brealey, Director of Policy & Strategic Relationships at the GBCC explores how companies are responding to Brexit and what can be done to prepare.

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Payments Take to the Football Field

Western Union share how they helped Premier League Football Club Liverpool FC manage the impact of currency fluctuations on transfers and salaries.

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Spreading Risk by Going Global

Rupinder Nandra, Head of International programmes at the GBCC explores they why, what and how of starting to trade internationally.

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FX Volatility- The Bottom Line; A guide by Western Union Business Solutions

Christina Wadlow, Head of Partnerships, western Union shares her top tips for managing currency fluctuations in this blog post and video.

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What support is available

Receive a free personalised report on how Brexit might impact your business and what you can do about it. The Health Check is brought to you by the West Midlands Combined Authority and region’s Chambers of commerce.

Take the healthcheck

The GBCC have a wide range of resources available for businesses to help them prepare for Brexit including free events, webinars, videos and online Q&As.

Find out more

The International Business Hub is a one-stop-shop for all importers and exporters, from established businesses to those who are considering trading internationally for the first time.

Find out more