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Par Forwarding Services Ltd


Par Forwarding Services Ltd which was incorporated in 2007 and operates under the British International Freight Association terms and conditions is a now family owned business which evolved from a partnership between a well-established global forwarder and a specialist trading company. They are first class managers when it comes to understanding and monitoring the movements throughout the supply chain and the years of industry experience has held them in good stead when working with a number of blue chip companies.  ​ There are many freight forwarders and logistics providers claiming to have the best services and the best possible rates but few have an understanding of what a manufacturer, importer or exporter actually needs.      Par Forwarding Services Ltd has a working background in these sectors which gives them a real insight into your needs. They understand that building strong relationships with their customers is the basis for the continued success of their business and understanding your business leads to greater efficiencies for the mutual benefit.  

Telephone +44 (0)1621 773370 

e mail - phil@parforwardingservicesltd.co.uk



MCB Financial Services


MCB Financial Services are a national Independent Mortgage Advisors, Financial and Planning services. Based at Taverham in Norfolk, they cover the UK and have developed a strong presence across the Eastern Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.     MCB take great pride in making sure they provide excellent service and achieve the right bespoke solutions for their clients.     This may appear to be a straightforward concept but they do come across many cases where the client has not had this satisfaction with other financial institutions. At MCB they have advisers with many years’ experience in structuring the right solutions for clients.     If you are looking for Commercial Finance, then their team of specialist advisers bring a wealth of experience across all areas including Owner Occupied Commercial Mortgages, Commercial Investment Mortgages, Development Finance, Land Finance, Asset Finance, Invoice Finance and Bridging Finance as well as Commercial insurance and protection for your business.     For Personal Finance they can cover all areas including Mortgage/loans - BTL, residential, purchase/re-mortgages, secured loans, Bridging, Equity Release Lifetime Mortgage, Mortgage Protection, Life Assurance, Relevant Life Assurance, Business Protection, Buildings &/or Contents, Landlords, Public Liability Insurance, Professional Indemnity & ASU plus Wills/Estate Planning Trusts and Funeral Plans.     

Telephone +44 (0)1603 864760 

e mail: info@mcbfinancialservices.co.uk 



Deyton Bell Ltd


Deyton Bell Ltd who have their Head Office at Newton close to Cambridge, offer economic and commercial development support to global public, private and not for profit organisations, through a range of consultancy as well as in house and outsourced services. Their business has developed a blue chip track record since it was founded in 2005 and the Director led team offers a collaborative and transparent way of working, designed to generate outstanding results and maximum value for our clients.     Economic development support typically includes a range of specialist services associated with grant programmes, enterprise stimulation, business engagement, business support, economic development, funding, skills and inward investment. Commercial development support typically includes complex commercial negotiations; exploration and development of joint ventures, partnerships and alliances initiatives; and market entry activities. They regularly work with Major Corporations, Universities, Business Groups, Professional Bodies, Government, Diplomats, Public Sector and Economic Development Bodies around the world.     They have considerable experience in the Asia Pacific region, across Europe, in the Middle East, Africa and across North America and the activities to date have been spread right across these key regions which they travel extensively to in order to produce the best results for the client.  

Telephone +44 (0) 1223 873033 

e mail: enquiries@deytonbell.com



e-BSI Export Academy


Launched in 2002, eBSI Export Academy is a leading Online Trade Training Academy based in Ireland and with thousands of graduates in over 70 countries around the world.   

eBSI Export Academy specialises in the delivery of Certified International Trade and Trade Finance Certification Programs leading to certification from the Institute of Export UK.  ​ 

eBSI has been training corporates and banks for sixteen years and this has included regular collaborations with the major International Finance Institutions. Click on thefollowing link https://www.ebsiexportacademy.com/client-list/ to view some of the organisations that have benefited from their training.  They are the lead partner in delivering a Finance of International Trade Online Certification for emerging market issuing banks of the International Finance Corporation through their IFC FIT Initiative which has now over 700 graduates in 9 countries in Africa and Asia.  eBSI also offers custom short courses as well as special group licenses for banks and corporates.  ​  Contact Thomas Smith (ts@ebsi.ie) with your requirements for a full, no obligation proposal structured to your organisation.

eBSI partners with a number of leading institutes to leverage the power and convenience of online learning for international traders and now offers courses leading to qualifications from:  ​  

Institute of Export UK: Offering Advanced Certificate in International Trade by exemption to graduates of their International Trade Specialist Accreditation Program and further studies to Diploma and Foundation Degree level.     

Institute of Supply Chain Management: Offering 7 areas of qualifications from Supply Chain Management, Freight Transport, Logistics & Transport, Manufacturing, Shipping, Purchasing and Warehousing     

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers: through their relationship with Coracle Online in the UK.  

ICC Recognised Training through their close relationship with Coastline Solutions in Ireland  ​  

They also offer a full bespoke development and course customisation service portfolio which means they can enable any International Trade or Logistics grouping to offer an e-learning option to their members.  ​ 

For more information about any of these areas 

Telephone +353876783785

email them at info@ebsi.ie



Radio Caroline


Radio Caroline is a British radio station founded in 1964 by Ronan O'Rahilly initially to circumvent the record companies' control of popular music broadcasting in the U K and the BBC's radio broadcasting monopoly. Unlicensed by any government for most of its early life, it was a pirate radio station that never actually became illegal, although after the Marine Offences Act (1967) it became illegal for a British subject to be associated with it. 

Radio Caroline broadcast from international waters, using five different ships of three different owners, from 1964 to 1990, and via satellite from 1998 to 2013. Since 19 August 2000, Radio Caroline has also broadcast 24 hours a day via the internet and by the occasional restricted service licence. Currently they also broadcast on DAB radio in certain areas of the UK: these services are part of the Ofcom small-scale DAB+ trials. Caroline can be heard on DAB+ in Aldershot, Birmingham, Brighton, Glasgow, Norwich, London, Portsmouth and Woking. 

On 1 January 2016, a second internet channel was launched called Caroline Flashback, playing pop music from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.

In May 2017 Ofcom awarded the station an AM community licence to broadcast to Suffolk and north Essex full-time AM (medium wave) broadcasting, via a previously redundant BBC World Service transmitter mast at Orford Ness. Transmissions on 648 mtrs commenced on 22 December 2017. Nowadays, it broadcast all around the UK via DAB and to the world via the internet with strong following across Europe, Asia and North America. 

Radio Caroline continues to broadcasts music from the 1960s to contemporary, with an emphasis on album-oriented rock (AOR) and "new" music from "carefully selected albums". 

One weekend every month live transmissions come from their radio ship, the Ross Revenge which is moored in the River Blackwater in Essex. The DJ’s broadcast from the ship and these transmissions are in conjunction with Manx Radio in the Isle of Man where back in the 1960’s Ramsey Bay was home to Radio Caroline North. 

Trips to the radio ship are available on broadcast and non-broadcast weekends where you will be able to see what life was like aboard this world famous radio station and former Ross Fisheries vessel which in its days as a trawler it was involved in the Icelandic cod wars.

The station offers businesses the ideal advertising platform and for more information about how you can advertise on Radio Caroline click on the following link


or email sales@radiocaroline.co.uk

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Tongue Tied (Manchester) Ltd


Formed in 1989, Tongue Tied (Manchester Ltd) is a specialist language agency that offers a comprehensive solution to all your language needs.

They have established an enviable global network of over 4,000 highly qualified and carefully chosen translators who are experienced experts in their particular fields.

Tongue Tied offer tailor-made language solutions, in even the most specialised of subject areas, for more than 1,000 clients, big and small.

Their one-stop service combines translation, project management and typesetting to get the results you need! They can provide translations into and out of any language.

The range of services include web translation, proofreading, interpreting, voice-overs and transcriptions, into and out of any language!

What is more, they can give you print-ready files in your target language and even offer a print service to supply you with finished printed documents (brochures, manuals, etc.).

The translation services are carried out exclusively by skilled linguists and they only work with translators who live in the country of the target audience. This means that the translations reflect modern language use and guarantees high quality results.

Tongue Tied will work with you to find a translator that matches your needs. Their translators and interpreters work exclusively into their native language to ensure precision and an understanding of cultural and linguistic nuances! They recognise the importance of accuracy in translations, but also acknowledge that a certain degree of flexibility is essential. This ensures that their translations have the desired effect on the target audience.

Tongue Tied are ISO Certified (ISO 17100: 2015) for the Management and Conduct of Translation, Interpreting, Proofreading and Desktop Publishing Services by ISO Quality Services Limited. 

For more details click on the link below or telephone Richard Hale – Managing Director on 

+44 1606 352527

 Website - http://tongue-tied-nw.co.uk/  


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Synergy in Trade


Established in 2016 Synergy in Trade was formed specifically to assist UK based companies with their international trade business. Synergy is privately owned and has two Directors. Conveniently located in Leicestershire, they have a team of ex-bankers who all specialise in International Trade who combined have over 150 years of experience.

Synergy in Trade is the essential partner for UK companies trading internationally that do not have their own dedicated import or export staff.

They are experts in the field of letters of credit and their main function is to produce shipping documents under L/C’s and present to the bank for payment. They have an unrivalled track record in this regard and the meticulous & methodical approach gives their clients complete confidence in Synergy’s ability to ensure that payment is made promptly.

If you are not the manufacturer of the goods, Synergy are able to use the export letter of credit as security, to enable them to issue their own letter of credit to the supplier. This back to back credit arrangement is invaluable to traders who are just unable to get the support they need from their bank. Using this arrangement it also alleviates problems with businesses who are using transferable credits to facilitate their trade transactions. Transferable credits by their nature are quite restrictive & businesses are often frustrated by their inflexibility and tendency to disclose the names of all the parties to a transaction. A back to back credit facility opens up a whole new world to the trader and with its flexibility gives far more opportunities for businesses to expand.

Synergy also provides invaluable support to UK importers by financing the purchase of goods from overseas suppliers and effectively bridge the funding gap until the importer gets paid by their customers.

Synergy successfully completed international trade transactions on behalf of our clients amounting to over £15m in 2018. Synergy compliments most banking arrangements and is able to offer bespoke and flexible solutions to assist the SME market.

Synergy has very strong relationships with their client base and are seen as an integral part of their business where they are able to constantly be on hand to give guidance on all aspects of international trade to their clients.

Virtually all new business and new markets are by recommendation or introduction from existing contacts. 

Synergy is synonymous with quality and accuracy. They are committed to our clients and they benefit from our close working relationship.

To see how Synergy really can make a difference to you import or export finance requirements why not click on the link below or alternatively you can either e mail them or telephone them as follows:

E mail: hello@synergyintrade.com

Tel: +44 (0) 1455 207770

Website - https://www.synergyintrade.com/

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