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Make It Hard for Cyber Fraudsters

According to a recent study by Barclays Bank, the average cost of each case of cyber fraud is more than £1,000 per attack, and 29% of cyber fraud attempts against small businesses and SMEs are successful. What’s more, 10.6% of those who took part in the study revealed that they had been victims of cyber fraud, and 8.58% of these had to make staff redundant to cover the costs. With 43% of all cyber fraud attempts being against small businesses and SMEs, this is an area that cannot be ignored.

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INNOVATION ON SHOW – The latest products will be exhibited at September’s must attend merchandise show

his September, the product media industry descends on Hampshire where the latest edition of Merchandise World assembles at the new £30 million Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. The one-day event, on 12 September, is a joint venture between the BPMA and Sourcing City, and is aimed at both frontline teams and business leaders from professional distributors.

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Act Global, Sell Local. UK and US distributors are increasingly looking to work together. Paul Bellantone explains why

In the past decade, the movement to support local businesses has taken on an added dimension as distributors across the globe have expanded their operations far beyond their own borders to deliver a more personal experience to far-flung customers. Leicester-based distributor EverythingBranded, reportedly the largest distributor employer in the UK with 130 staff and projected 2018 sales topping $29 million, is investing $1.1 million in the coming months to open its first US office located in Las Vegas. It will accommodate approximately 70-100 new employees and will focus on serving customers on the West Coast. The company, which was founded in 2010 as part of the Charles Alexander Distribution Group, currently has a UK-based call centre that services the US eastern and central time zones.

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