‘A Quarter of all UK SMEs Focuses their Growth Plans on International Markets’, Warns a Report
UK-based PPE industry leader, Skanwear has greeted the recent news of UK SME growth figures and increased global ambitions with optimism, but also sounded a note of caution.
A new report from CitySprint has found that a nearly a quarter of all UK SMEs are focusing on international trade to fuel their growth plans and expand markets. 78-percent of respondents were looking at the European market, 55-percent were sizing up North America and 55-percent are looking to Asia to find and exploit new markets. With Brexit grinding on, it’s an encouraging sign that UK SMEs are looking ahead and scouting for new trading locations.
At the same time, Skanwear – the largest stockist of Multi-Norm clothing in Europe and one of the largest globally– is keen to stress the need for robust, quality PPE clothing in these emerging markets. Skanwear applauds the ambition of UK SMEs and recognises the need to identify new markets, but also knows the importance of maintaining protective clothing standards to safeguard employees.
Providing PPE clothing and arc and flame protective clothing that is globally certified, Skanwear recommends its ‘Safeline 2.0’ ordering system which can offer the best quality PPE clothing to customers, no matter where they are in the world. Offering every member of a workforce their own login to ensure perfect fit and compliance, Safeline is accessible anytime, anywhere.
Detailed information is available on the rating and protection afforded for every item and businesses can track important information like depot spend, individual spend and much more.
Speaking about the news and the Safeline 2.0 system, Angus Long, Skanwear Managing Director said, “The figures and insight from the report are very encouraging. It’s good to see small businesses in the UK being proactive and exploring new markets – they definitely aren’t waiting around for Brexit to happen! On the other hand, we’re also keenly aware of the need to maintain safety and PPE standards.
“Businesses operating in far-away locations need access to the safety clothing they know and trust. They need to be able to get it from someone they trust too, someone they have a relationship with. With Safeline 2.0, this is just what we’re offering. Our re-tooled Safeline 2.0 system will enable businesses anywhere to find the right PPE clothing and have it delivered to them, regardless of location. In industries like manufacturing, energy and industrial, it’s vital to have the perfect, globally-certified wear to do the job with utmost safety. We’re looking forward to sending our products to UK businesses doing what they do best all around the globe.”