International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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LAUNCHED: NEW FREESHEET THE BUSINESS TRIBUNE TARGETS AMBITIOUS UK SMES

Matt Hull
31 July 2017
This week sees the launch of The Business Tribune, a brand new free newspaper and web platform which aims to be a voice for British business.

Monday 31 July, Liverpool – This week sees the launch of The Business Tribune, a brand new free newspaper and web platform which aims to be a voice for British business.

Available online and in print at selected locations around the UK, the publication is targeted primarily at an audience of ambitious SMEs. The newspaper will report on pioneering UK entrepreneurs, offer thought-leadership from industry experts and provide practical advice for companies looking to grow.

The Business Tribune is produced by the International Business Festival. Hosted in Liverpool on behalf of the UK, the event is the world's biggest business festival bringing together delegates from around the world to connect, share knowledge and do deals.

Combining engaging and straight-talking content with attractive contemporary design, The Business Tribune is result of a partnership with independent publishers Wordscapes. The publication is the evolution of a concept developed by Wordscapes for an earlier edition of the International Business Festival.

Edited by Andy McFarlane, a veteran of the BBC News politics team, the online edition of the Tribune will publish features and news content regularly while four print editions of the newspaper will also be printed in the run up to the 2018 Festival.

Andy McFarlane, Editor, The Business Tribune, said: “It's always exciting to be part of something new and the first edition of The Business Tribune is just that – a fresh publication which speaks directly to UK businesses. As Brexit negotiations progress, its vitally important that we look to the SMEs that are the backbone of the British economy. In putting together this first edition of the Tribune, I've had the privilege of meeting entrepreneurs – from small start-ups to experienced exporters – who are doing fascinating and innovative work, often with little fanfare.”

Fiona Shaw, Director, Wordscapes: “We're thrilled to see the Tribune reappear in partnership with the Festival. Since 2014, the Tribune has allowed us to work in some interesting cities with some fascinating people, so it's always been close to our hearts. It's been a privilege to write about innovation - and the people making it happen - and it's great to see the Festival team being forward-looking, pulling that in, and creating a buzz around business in the run up to 2018. Andy brings a great journalistic pedigree with him, and we're excited to see how it will evolve and grow.” 

The first edition of The Business Tribune features:

  • Advice for first-time exporters from the Department for International Trade
  • Comment piece from the Federation for Small Business on Brexit and the need for unity
  • Interview with a comedian who uses his skills to help entrepreneurs hone their presentation style
  • Profile of the Yorkshire businesswoman exporting fish and chip fryers to the Abu Dhabi and Tanzania
  • Feature on Shanghai, investment and the opportunities for UK businesses looking to enter the market

 

The Business Tribune is online at thebusinesstribune.net and is available to read in digital format on Pagesuite

 

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Notes to Editors

About 2018 International Business Festival

 

The International Business Festival is the world's biggest business event. Hosted every two years in its home city of Liverpool, the festival captures the dynamism and diversity of the global marketplace. The goal is to give businesses the space, support and expertise they need to make connections, do deals and realise their potential. The International Business Festival is supported by UK government through the GREAT Britain campaign and by its commercial partners British Airways and HSBC.

 

internationalbusinessfestival.com | @thebusinessfest | linkedin.com/internationalbusinessfestival

 

For more information contact Matthew Hull at the International Business Festival

0151 600 2988 / [email protected]

 

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