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This year Black Friday coincided with the November pay day for most Britons. It was also a week closer to Christmas which saw sales jump 16.5 per cent compared with last year, according to payments firm Barclaycard. What started as a store-focused shopping holiday, has increasingly moved online to join Black Friday and Cyber Monday […]

The Lord Mayor of London has called on Northern firms to join him on upcoming trade delegations abroad. In a bid to boost business ties between the Northern cities and the City of London, William Russell will visit Manchester and Leeds. “With our departure from the European Union on the horizon, it is more important […]

In partnership with DHL, the British Chambers of Commerce has released its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for July to September 2019. The QITO report gives a better understanding of new markets and the international opportunities they can create for British businesses. Shannon Diett, VP of Marketing, DHL Express UK, said: “Despite [the challenging […]

For some, Scotch whisky is the very essence of Scotland, rich in history, craftmanship and culture. It’s no wonder that it’s such a booming export taking foreign markets by storm. Last year Scotch whisky exports were worth £4.7 billion, with more than a billion bottles sent overseas. These considerable sales made up 70 per cent […]

The United Kingdom-Uzbekistan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement will ensure that the two nations continue to grant each other most-favoured nation treatment for trade. Foreign Office Minister for Europe Christopher Pincher said: “I’m pleased that the United Kingdom has today signed its first partnership agreement, underlining our close ties with Uzbekistan and securing long-term certainty for […]

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With three major global sporting events taking place in Japan within the space of a year, the Asian powerhouse is enjoying its time in the spotlight. As the Official Logistics Partners of the Rugby World Cup 2019™, which is about to come to a close with the final England v South Africa taking place on […]

Last week the British Chambers of Commerce hosted their annual International Trade Summit. Chamber representatives, members of parliament and business leaders from both UK and international businesses joined together for a day of workshops, panel discussions and networking. With the underlying feeling being that of looking at the opportunities further afield, we’ve summarised our key […]

As the world’s leading international express delivery service provider, we have launched ten new electric courier vans to help work towards DPDHL’s target of zero logistics-related emissions by 2050. This is an important step towards reducing the impact of commercial vehicles on the environment. Richard Crook, Director of Fleet at DHL Express, said: “In our […]

In the eleventh meeting of the UK-Vietnam Joint Economic Trade Commission, the two nations have been committed to strengthening trade ties. Total trade between the UK and Vietnam was worth more than £6 billion in 2018 and the country is predicted to become one of the top 20 global economies by 2050. Conor Burns, Trade […]

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