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Posted on5 December 2022

Guide to Exporting by UK Government Fails to Mention Languages

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For many businesses, exports can be a fantastic way to achieve commercial success. With bigger markets, new opportunities and greater exposure, expanding to new regions is often a natural next step for businesses keen to grow.

With all the benefits of export-oriented commerce, it’s no surprise that the UK government has plenty of support for businesses looking to expand in this way, including a Step-By-Step Guide to Exporting. From rules and regulations to advice and tips, there’s a lot available to prospective entrepreneurs.

Something’s missing…

Strangely though, there’s a key factor that the Guide to Exporting seems to be missing out on; there’s no mention of languages anywhere!

Not picking up on the importance of language capabilities for export success goes directly against much of the relevant research – such as the recent LO-C 30 report from Aston University, which categorically proves that language skills can improve the chances of export business success by 30%.

The Atlas Guide to Exporting: Languages hold the key to export success

The LO-C 30 report discovers that support for language opportunities can facilitate significant development for export-oriented businesses. Investing in employee language skills, attracting culturally intelligent workers, and partnering with professional translation services were all picked out as key drivers of success when it comes to language capabilities.

For businesses looking to build a platform that can stand up to the rigours of international expansion, languages are an invaluable part of the export toolkit. By working with Atlas’ translation agency, you can build on the knowledge, guidance and understanding of over thirty years’ worth of experience in the translation industry.

Stand out from the crowd by working with a certified translation agency

Here at Atlas Translations, we’re embracing local and national networking to spread the word – and hopefully get languages mentioned within the government’s Guide to Exporting! We’ve engaged with the Chambers of Commerce to build awareness of the strong links between language capabilities, translation services, and success in the world of exports.

Looking to grow your business and develop your language capabilities to enhance export success? Get in touch with our team today to find out more about how we can help you take the next step towards achieving your goals with our certified translation services. You can reach out to us by phone on 01727 812725, email, or via our website to learn more.

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