We all have stereotypes but what do you really know about the UK.

Although the cultures can appear very similar, there are some areas of difference that can have a significant effect on both business and personal life.

Very often people in the UK do not say what they mean.  Make sure you know the meaning behind these common business phrases.

Are you planning to move or relocate to a new country? Make the move go as smoothly as possible by understanding cultural differences, an important asset in the 21st century.

Are you planning to move or relocate to a new country? Make the move go as smoothly as possible by understanding cultural differences, an important asset in the 21st century.

Moving to a new country can be very exciting but can also be daunting and difficult.  By understanding the expectations of the country you are moving to can make the process much easier.

China has been a communist country since 1949.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the government and the military all govern the country.

China is a communist country, that is interested in modernisation, but not westerisation.

The Chinese follow strict protocols around negotiating as they do in all other aspects of life.

When and how do you give gifts in China?

Although the time zone is the same all across China, Western China often has a later working day to match daylight hours.

When you are working within the UK, you need to be aware of the cultural elements that will impact your business activities.

The British culture is often more focused on the task at hand rather than  the relationship.  Winning trust and building long term relationships are preferred but they are not a pre-requisite to business working.

Are you planning to move or relocate to a new country?  Make the move as smoothly as possible.

Are you planning to move or relocate to a new country? Make the move go as smoothly as possible by understanding cultural differences, an important asset in the 21st century.