UK goods exports increase | Supporting women in business | E-commerce businesses and blogging

Posted on 19/03/2020 by DHL Express

UK goods exports increase

New figures released by HMRC this week reveal that 2019 saw a rise in goods exports in all four of the UK’s nations. Exports from England grew by 2%, from Northern Ireland by 2.2%, from Wales by 3% and from Scotland by 4.4%.

An increase of demand from UK goods has been seen from countries outside of the EU. In 2019, the number of businesses exporting goods from the UK to the rest of world totalled 160,400, an increase of 2.6% on 2018.

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DHL Express’ support of women in business

Earlier this month we celebrated International Women’s Day, which this year focused on the theme #EachforEqual and creating a gender-equal world. As a passionate supporter of women in business, DHL Express challenges the stereotypes often seen in the male-dominated logistics industry.

From joining DHL when she had a young family to becoming an Operations Manager today, we spoke to Helen Mitchell about her career to date: “Once I had joined DHL, I quickly realised that there was an opportunity to progress and build a career, and this is something that I was very keen to do.” Read our full interview with Helen to find out more.

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