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 future.
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 simpler.”
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 Parcelforce.
“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.”