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|UK and world economy poised for growth in 2015
We wrapped up last year with an overview of the major international trade developments that affected British exporters in 2014 – and early projections suggest that 2015 will bring even more positive news.
Goldman Sachs Chief European Economist Huw Pill emphasises that he expects UK growth to continue to outperform the rest of Europe. Similarly, the responses to the 10th annual Financial Times economic survey are at their most upbeat since before the financial crisis – not just for the UK, but for the global economy.
To make 2015 your year to expand your global business, don’t hold back – contact your DHL account manager or call our business export advisors (0844 248 0675) for advice on which new markets to target and how to successfully take your business there.
| US to continue to offer strong trade opportunities for British businesses
According to the IMF, the US economy is also expected to play a key role in the overall global economic growth in 2015: following a solid economic performance in 2014, the country should experience an even better new year.
This is outstanding news for UK businesses looking to increase their trade with the US. The countries share a language and heritage, and the US market is huge and open – it’s therefore no surprise that the US is the top export destination for British SMEs with 55 per cent of UK small business exporters already doing business with this market.
To find out more about successfully marketing and selling your products to the US, visit our destination fact sheet with export advice and our special guide to Trading with the USA – and don’t forget to watch our video on navigating US Customs!
Theo Paphitis to host SBS Winners Event 2015
Every week, entrepreneur Theo Paphitis gives six British small businesses global brand exposure. The Small Business Sunday (SBS) concept is simple: entrants describe their small business in a tweet to @TheoPaphitis, who retweets selected entries to his 450,000+ Twitter followers.
Paphitis sees the SBS winners as members of a club where ”like-minded individuals can share successes and learnings” about running a small business on platforms such as the SBS website. Paphitis also organises special networking events for the SBS winners – the next of which (SBS Event 2015) is taking place on 30 January at the ICC in Birmingham. SBS sponsor DHL Express will be on site at the event, giving attendees the opportunity to discuss expanding their business globally with our export advisors.
Visit the SBS website for more information on the event and don’t forget to check out Theo Paphitis’ own advice on taking your business global – and if you’re not yet an SBS winner, think about submitting your own business next Sunday!
7 January 2015
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