Export Club in Peterborough

97891 BCC Exporting is Good logo redAfter the very successful launch last month of the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce International Sector’s Export Club,  the venue moves to Peterborough for March.

We would love to see you on Monday 25 March, 5.00-7.00pm at the Park Inn Hotel, Wentworth Street, Peterborough, PE1 1DH. Free to attend and no need to book, even parking is free – simply notify the receptionists on arrival at the hotel. Come along to share experiences, learn more and make introductions with those that can provide support and services – we look forward to welcoming exporters old and new!

The Cambridgeshire Export Club is held on the last Monday of the month, except for Bank Holidays, between 5.00-7.00pm alternating between Cambridge and Peterborough venues. Click here for more information.

Thinking about exporting?

Are you are an old hand at exporting, or perhaps just dipping your toe in the water? Maybe you haven’t even got out of the changing rooms yet… How would you like to come along to a networking event aimed specifically at companies that want to export?

Continue reading Thinking about exporting?

Could having a multi-lingual website help your business?

Although the majority of our clients are based in the UK, we deal with many overseas organisations, with some of our largest clients based in Germany, UAE and across the world. We are proud that the major source of our new business comes from recommendations, but our next biggest marketing tool is our website. Analytics of the site show that traffic comes from every continent, with particular activity in Western and Eastern Europe, China and Japan.

To help potential overseas customers access and understand our website, we have now provided some key information about the services we offer in a number of languages – French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Arabic. Unlike many websites, which use automatic or machine translations, we have had our pages professionally translated by qualified and experienced translators. This ensures that the translation is culturally appropriate as well as accurate. Just like a shop window, it represents and showcases the high quality services we offer so it is essential that we get it right.

Have you thought about getting your website – or even just part of it – professionally translated? It is a great way of making your ‘shop window’ accessible and to communicate across the world. Get in touch today for more information.


Selling internationally

If you are in or around the Cambridge area and interested in selling internationally, why not go along to the latest seminar being held by the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce?

The seminar aims to explain how exporters need to change their marketing approach to suit the culture and expectations of the nations they are selling to.

Guest speakers at the seminar include Tanya Wheway, co-founder of the Champney’s Group and former MD of The Sanctuary Day Spa in Covent Garden; Chris Taylor, Director of Eve Taylor and Tom Ewing, Digital Culture Officer for BrainJuicer.

Selling Internationally is taking place at Wyboston Lakes on Wednesday 1 February.

Click here for more information.



Doing business with Japan

As promoted on these very pages, the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce hosted a fascinating symposium on Wednesday night on doing business with Japan, post-Tsunami.

With a variety of informative and motivating speakers, a major topic was the differences in business cultures between ourselves and Japan and how UK companies can not just get over them, but use them to our mutual advantage. But more about that in a future post – something to look forward to!

Another theme was the transformation of the market. With the devastation that the earthquake and tsunami  left behind, Japan have taken the opportunity not just to replace what was damaged or destroyed, but to re-build and rejuvenate.

This gives UK businesses some great opportunities. Two of the leading industries being developed are renewable energy and health – areas many of our clients are in already. With many incentives to invest, now is definitely time to get involved.

If you are interested in doing business with Japan, a good place to start would be the UKTI – click here to take a look at their website.

Here at First Edition, we have a huge amount of experience of translating and interpreting from and into Japanese, including sales and marketing materials, reports (including medical), IT related documentation, guide books and books. If you would like to know more, give us a call on 01223 356733 or email on enquiries@firstedit.co.uk.

After the Tsunami: Doing Business with Japan

After the devastation of the Tsunami earlier this year, the Japanese people are making huge strides toward economic recovery. With Britain’s long history of trade with Japan, this is an important time for our relationship with the world’s third largest economy, and companies interested in getting involved can benefit from the changes being made to the infrastructure following the disaster.

With this in mind, the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce’s International Sector is holding an important symposium to bring together Japanese and British business professionals to help drive foreign trade in East Anglia. The symposium, being held at The Moller Centre, Cambridge on Wednesday 19 October, gives local businesses a chance to find out how to grasp opportunities and make a significant impression on the market.

Click here to find out more and book your place.

First Edition Translations have been members of the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce for over ten years and are happy to be part of this important project. We have many years experience providing professional Japanese translations, interpreting and many other services.

How can the UKTI help expand your business?


UKTI logoOur business development took a new direction this spring with the help of our local branch of the UKTI. UK Trade & Investment staff are experts in helping UK-based companies with their international growth, providing them with expert trade advice and practical support. 

After an initial meeting with our International Trade Advisor, we were immediately able to join a trade mission to the United Nations in Geneva. We met with various organisations in the UN family and received excellent help and advice on how to become a UN supplier. We are now exploring our potential marketplace in Germany, with the continued support of the UKTI in both the UK and Germany. We have also been introduced to a number of businesses in our local area and look forward to continuing and improving these relationships.

If you are looking to further expand your business overseas, the UKTI is a good place to start. Take a look at their website: www.ukti.gov.uk . And, of course, if you need translation or interpreting help in your endeavours, give us a call!