Russia is turning the economic corner

According to London-based hotel industry research specialists, STR, the hotel pipeline in Russia is looking positively healthy, with more than 8000 new rooms across 42 projects. A growing economy, increased tourism numbers, Russia’s hosting of this year’s football Confederations Cup and the FIFA World Cup 2018, have all provided new opportunities for international hotel chains. … Continued

Business in St Petersburg

I hope this is useful information for anybody planning a business trip to this beautiful city. Firstly, St. Petersburg is the polar opposite of Moscow! People live more quietly, somehow more measured! Those who visit Saint Petersburg may feel there are certain similarities between the city and London. Not in appearance, but in the pace … Continued

Russia: Fact or Fiction?

Much has been written about Russia in recent years. Stop and think what you have seen. Has it been positive? Political posturing, mafia, poisoning, shooting, corruption, non payment, expense, delays, grinding poverty, bureaucracy, blizzards, archaic industry, alcoholism, rude behaviour, suicide, nouveau riche, lack of democracy, lack of infrastructure. The list goes on. And on…  So … Continued

Tips for exporting to Russia

RBCC The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organisation that has worked to promote trade and cooperation between the UK and Russia since 1916, helping companies in both countries find trading partners and representing the interests of all its member companies. RBCC offers a series of high-level networking events that provide an effective platform for making … Continued

Latest EU sanctions

For those of us that are talking to companies about Russia, and face the comment that Russia is not an easy place to do business at the moment, a few comments; EU Sanctions, such as they are, are very, very strictly limited. It mainly revolves around: A travel ban on a few named Russians close … Continued

From Russia with love

Providing an extensive range of support to help Northern Irish manufacturing companies looking to export, Invest NI teamed up with Albion Overseas Ltd to offer a Moscow Trade Mission during the first week of June. With Eleanor Butterwick heading up the Invest NI side of things, and a combined Albion force of David Cant, Dave … Continued

Doing business in Russia workshops

Albion (Overseas) Ltd and its partners host a series of workshops every year to help companies and individuals interested in Russia and the Customs Union, discover the tools and information needed to successfully trade with such a large market. Whether it be finding distributors, product certification, shipping your goods, travel and visa information, tax implications, or how to … Continued

Russia: Webinar series

Starting this October, Albion will host bi weekly webinars packed full of information to help UK manufacturers begin their exporting journey into Russia. Online webinars are a brilliant way to gain valuable information without having to leave the office. Using their PC or Laptop attendees are able to view the presentations and speak directly with the … Continued