Entries tagged: International Phone Numbers


International Calling

If there is one thing that shows us how truly global the world has become, it is an international tournament. More than that, international sporting events also showcase the way in which sport and business…


Marking Export Week with International Phone Numbers

It’s Export Week and across the UK a variety of events are being held to celebrate and boost the UK’s exporting prowess. According to UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) previous weeks have seen over 17,000…


Exporting Business

It may be only March but already the export experts over at UK Trade & Investment are looking forward to Export Week. Taking place over the 18th -22nd May, Export Week is designed to help…


Filling the Gaps in Your Phone Number Mix

In an increasingly crowded world we are always on the look-out for anything which will help us to maximise what resources we have. So we look to make best use of the land by rotating…


A Global Hub for Business

The release of the London First report, ‘London 2036: an Agenda for Jobs and Growth’ makes fascinating reading; and not just for Londoners either. Aiming to support the delivery of secure jobs and growth in…


Choosing the Right Phone Numbers

Welcome to 2015. As one year turns into the next it signals a time of reflection, of looking back at what went well, or not so well, in the past year and of making plans…


Trading Abroad

Data released today (7th November) has revealed that the UK’s trade deficit for the month of September has widened to £2.8 billion, compared with £1.8 billion in August. Partly reflecting a weakness in the Eurozone,…


Safe Dialling

A recent article in The New York Times has highlighted the dangers of leaving phone systems unsecured. According to the article, hackers broke into an architecture firm in San Francisco and managed to dial $166,000 of…


Good Call, Bad Call

Ofcom research has revealed that signing up to the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) only cuts unwanted calls by around a third. Rogue companies which ignore the rules and outsourced calls from overseas account for much…


Putting business at the heart of the agenda

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment bill which was introduced to Parliament at the end of June promises to “remove barriers to growth for small firms, strengthen the foundations for a sustainable recovery, and create…



A Number for Business

In last week’s article we wrote about a survey which revealed that two thirds of women with children under the age of ten were thinking of setting up in business on their own.  Following…


The UK Export Effect

As UK Export week winds down it is time to look back and celebrate our success in the global marketplace.  Over the past week more than seventy events across the country have helped to engage…


Dial in to Marketing

What is marketing?  In days gone by marketing used to be fairly straightforward.  You advertised, you wrote letters and pamphlets and that was pretty much it.  Fast forward through the years of the internet revolution…


Maximising Charitable Donations

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has cast a spotlight on gift aid and reliefs on donations.  Gift aid currently accounts for some £1billion in extra revenue for charities, equivalent to some 2%…


Plan, Act, Succeed

It seems as though Christmas arrives earlier every year. We are being reminded of the ‘last posting’ dates for cards and parcels to arrive on time, the shops are already selling out of advent calendars…


Dialling Locally

In our July article, “Saving the number” we highlighted Ofcom plans to extend the area code dialling initiative to a further five areas. Ofcom’s consultation period is now over and it has confirmed that…


Opening Up International Markets

As the US budget crisis rumbles on, tourists and business people who are planning to visit America in the near future are hastily revising their itineraries. With closures affecting a range of sites from tourist…



Are you Promoting Your Business Abroad?

Do you do business abroad (or do you want to)?

The rewards can be great, but are you making it easy for people to contact you?

Whether you deal directly with your overseas prospects, have…


Closing The Loop

The man behind PayPal has unveiled his plans for a closed Hyperloop which he believes could see passengers being transported between Los Angeles and San Francisco in a fraction of the current time.  Powered by…


Saving The Number

Following the success of its area code dialling initiative in the 01202 local area last year, Ofcom has announced plans to extend the scheme to a further five areas.  Reflecting the way in which competition…


International Calls

The cost of using mobile phones whilst abroad has yet again hit the headlines with the EU imposing reduced call and data roaming charges from 1st July.  From that date, excluding VAT, mobile calls in…


Cleaning Up Call Charges

Ofcom have taken another step in their drive to make telephone charges clearer for all consumers. Following research published in November 2011 which revealed general confusion over the cost of calls to non-geographic numbers, Ofcom…


Forty Years Of Talk

“There are so many things that can be accomplished when a human being is connected to the rest of the world”. In an interview recently with the BBC the father of the mobile phone, Marty…


When Help Lines Save Lives

A family in Cornwall were sitting listening to a radio phone-in when one item caught their attention. A phone call to the radio station later and the Fire Brigade were swiftly on scene, diagnosing high…


Building Export Potential

One of the interesting facts to arise out of the Chancellor’s 2013 Budget speech is that for the first time in twenty years the UK is now exporting more goods to non-EU countries than to…


You're Only a Phone Call Away

The life of a polar explorer was saved thanks to a 2,500 mile phone call. When Justin Miles slipped and fell on his expedition to the North Pole he called his doctor back in Cambridgeshire…


Choosing Your Phone Provider

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has issued a guide which aims to help consumers to make the most of price comparison websites. Working with Ofcom, other regulators and government…


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