SMEs should take advantage of new export fund, says Parcel2Go
Released on: March 06, 2012, 1:34 am
Industry: Transportation / Logistics
Small businesses in the UK should be looking to take advantage
of a new £4bn fund designed to get more companies exporting.
HSBC is making the cash available to firms which turnover up to £25m, in the hope of
helping them to break into new markets such as China, India and South America. The
economic crisis in the eurozone is having a negative effect on UK exports, and
leading parcel delivery specialist Parcel2Go agrees that businesses need to look to
new territories in order to grow and ensure that they remain competitive in the
Parcel2Go's marketing director Richard Mercer, said initiatives such as HSBC's
export fund may help certain companies to get a foot in the door and establish
themselves in foreign markets.
He said: "The world has become a much smaller place over the last few decades and
now even the smallest sole traders think nothing of shipping goods off to countries
such as Colombia and Egypt.
"It's no secret that thanks to the recession, British businesses now need to work
harder than ever to protect their bottom line and exporting can play a major role.
Some companies might not require new funding, just the advice and support of
specialists such as Parcel2Go that are experienced in the field of international shipping, and can make the logistics of exporting for the first time much
Parcel2Go helps businesses and individuals to send more than two million parcels to
addresses in the UK and foreign countries every year, and keeps shipping costs down thanks to partnerships with some of the world's leading courier companies such as FedEx and
"The process of sending goods abroad to customers on the other side of the world
really is extremely simple when you have a professional courier in charge of making
your delivery," said Richard. "We'd urge all companies, regardless of their size,
to make the most of the exporting opportunities available."
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Parcel2Go Ltd has been helping its customers with sending parcels abroad for the
past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company operates a cost-effective collection and
delivery service using UK courier services such as Parcelforce and FedEx that offer
affordable international postage services throughout Britain, Europe, and countries
across the world.
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Telephone: 08713 308066