Parcel2Go Says UK SMEs Should Follow Scottish Whisky Industry And Focus On Exports
Released on: July 12, 2011, 9:52 am
British businesses should follow the example set by
Scotland's whisky distillers and make the most of the opportunities
offered by overseas markets, according to online parcel delivery
specialist Parcel2Go. The company has called on small and medium-sized
firms to take a serious look at expanding overseas and making their
products available to a wider audience.
Whisky exports hit £3.45bn in 2010, up 10 per cent on the previous year. Demand for
premium whiskies around the world, strong advertising campaigns and quality products
have meant that exports have played a major role in the country's economic recovery
following the recession.
Results of a survey released this week show that exports of whisky to countries such
as China have also had a considerable impact on UK tourism to the tune of £640m.
Richard Mercer, Marketing Director at Parcel2Go, said the example set by even the
smallest distilleries in Scotland should be followed by other industries across
He said: "The success that Scotland's whisky producers have had in tapping into
foreign markets stands as a shining example of what can be achieved if you have a
quality product and brand. The fact that even Scotland's smallest distillery
exports its product to 17 countries around the world speaks volumes about what is
"Parcel2Go plays an important part in helping businesses of all sizes with international parcel shipping to addresses in
the UK and to destinations all over the world. Our role involves making the
logistical aspect of trading with foreign markets as simple as possible, and we're
keen to see as many companies as possible benefitting from the exporting
The team at Parcel2Go has been helping businesses and individuals organise cheap international shipping to countries around the world for many years, and it's this expertise
that is helping some of the UK's fastest-growing businesses to break into new
markets all over the world.
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Parcel2Go Ltd has been offering its customers a comprehensive range of UK parcel collection and delivery service and international shipping options through companies such as City Link for
the past 21 years. Based in Bolton, the company operates a cost effective collection
and delivery service throughout the UK, Europe, and countries across the world.
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