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Will COVID-19 inspire a new wave of British entrepreneurs?

By |2020-09-25T09:04:16+00:00September 25th, 2020|Newsroom|

Many people harbour the ambition to start their own business. Some hold the desire from a young age, for others it grows through their professional lives; some have a clear vision for a business they want to create, others are driven by the urge to be their own boss.   Whatever the case, it will [...]

Focus shifts back to post-Brexit trade talks as transition period nears end

By |2020-09-14T08:58:29+00:00September 14th, 2020|Newsroom|

COVID-19 has derailed virtually all plans for 2020. Not least, it kicked Brexit into the proverbial long grass for many months, with the Government understandably focused instead on containing the virus and offering financial support for those affected by it.   However, a cursory glance at the news will tell you that the B-word is [...]

Supply chain disruption presents new opportunities to British businesses

By |2020-08-27T13:16:15+00:00August 27th, 2020|Newsroom|

Of all the challenges brought about by COVID-19, supply chain disruption has been one of the most prominent. It impacted – and continues to impact – both businesses and consumers, with everything from car parts to bread flour struggling to reach the people who need it.   That supply chains would be adversely affected by [...]

How have UK businesses taken positives out of COVID-19 disruption?

By |2020-08-14T15:03:18+00:00August 14th, 2020|Newsroom|

  The ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic have been deep and vast. People have lost their jobs, businesses have closed down, and a new set of social distancing rules have completely altered the way we live our lives.   For business leaders, there have been multiple issues to contend with. First and foremost, in many [...]

Overcoming a Unique Challenge: How One World Express has responded to the coronavirus pandemic

By |2020-08-07T10:58:12+00:00August 7th, 2020|Newsroom|

In the 22 years since One World Express was founded, the business has had to overcome many challenges. The dotcom boom (and burst), the 2008 global finance crisis, and Brexit; to name but a few.   But the coronavirus pandemic has presented an entirely new set of circumstances that we have had to adapt to. [...]

The importance of global trade to the UK’s economic recovery

By |2020-07-21T17:32:40+00:00July 21st, 2020|Newsroom|

The UK economy, like the economies of most developed countries around the world, has been significantly damaged by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the economy is “in the doldrums”, having contracted by 24.5% since February 2020.   There are reasons to be optimistic, though. For one, the ONS’ latest [...]

Technology has democratised eCommerce so sole traders can take on multinationals

By |2020-07-09T08:36:28+00:00July 9th, 2020|In News, Newsroom|

There was a time when international sales were only reserved for large corporations; it was only they that could overcome the prohibitive transport, regulatory, and marketing costs to sell cross-border.   Over the course of the 20th Century, economic globalisation saw the largest consumer companies (Coca-Cola, Nike, and so forth) become ubiquitous across every continent [...]

One World Express becomes certified WCA eCommerce member

By |2020-06-25T10:15:00+00:00June 25th, 2020|In News, Newsroom|

One World Express is pleased to announce that it is now a certified member of the WCA eCommerce network.   WCA is the world’s largest network of independent freight forwarders, with over 9,288 member offices in 191 countries around the world. Its eCommerce network brings together businesses that specialise in cross-border trade.   We have [...]

The barriers preventing cross-border trade and how to overcome them

By |2020-06-18T13:15:16+00:00June 18th, 2020|Newsroom|

  British businesses that export their products or services internationally remain in the minority.   According to Government data, some 10% of UK SMEs export abroad, while 42% of large companies are doing so. Putting to one side the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the general trend was that these figures were on the rise; [...]