Foreign investment in UK tops £1tn

Foreign investment in the UK, including those in the energy industry, has reached a record high of £1 trillion. Latest figures from the government reveal the country attracted investment in 1,988 projects in the 2014/15 financial year – 12% more than the previous year. That created almost 85,000 new jobs and protected a further 23,000 […]

UK unveils new guide to investing in energy infrastructure

A new guide which provides domestic and international investors with an insight into opportunities available in the UK, including investing in energy projects, has been launched. Produced by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the Treasury, it sets out the reasons why Britain is a great place to invest, highlighting the nation’s regulatory regime, planning […]

Offshore oil and gas is "place to be" says Forgemaster boss

The chief executive of Sheffield Forgemasters reckons offshore oil and gas sector is “the place to be” for steelmakers right now. Graham Honeyman (pictured) told the audience at UKTI’s Civil Nuclear Showcase this morning the UK nuclear sector “will be” but “it’s not there yet”. He added nuclear providers are “waiting for the day” and […]

UK cleantech firms set their sights on Brazil

Innovative UK cleantech companies are gearing up for a trip to Brazil to explore business opportunities aimed at tackling climate change and improving resource efficiency. Called the ‘Clean and Cool Mission Brazil’, the £150,000 initiative is backed by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the UK’s innovation agency, together with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and […]

Low carbon business opportunities in Brazil and South Korea

Firms in the UK should look to Brazil and South Korea for low carbon business opportunities. That’s according to two reports published by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), which shows billions of pounds of contracts are available in the two economies. The Brazil report, written by the Carbon Trust, showed the South American country has […]

UK Trade & Investment Webinar – Shale Gas: Smoke & Mirrors

You are invited to attend a UK Trade & Investment Webinar, Shale Gas: Smoke & Mirrors Tuesday, 25 September, 4.30 p.m. UK Trade & Investment will be hosting a webinar focused on the shale gas market in the US and how UK companies can participate in the supply chain opportunities it offers. This webinar will […]

BIS £100m fund paves way for Green Investment Bank

Government funding of £100million for green investment announced today “paves the way” for the Green Investment Bank, according to the UK Trade & Investment. The Green Investment Bank will be the world’s first national lending body for low carbon businesses and is expected to open later this year following state aid approval. UK Green Investments (UKGI), […]

Clegg: There’s no Coalition clash on greening the economy

Deputy Minister Nick Clegg today challenged the idea of a Coalition clash on greening the economy in a speech about how important the renewable sector is to the UK. The Coalition has been dogged with rumours of infighting over green policy, with Lib Dems Chris Huhne and his successor as Energy Secretary Ed Davey (pictured […]