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Mike Josypenko, Director of Special Projects, Institute of Export

Exporting to Russia – the top five tips for UK businesses

A year on from the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions by the EU and USA against Russia, the outlook remains uncertain for British companies who currently export there – and for those businesses that are seeking to expand into the country.

Calling on politicians to support rail freight

Every year in the UK, more than £30 billion worth of goods are moved by rail freight and our industry generates more than £1.5 billion in benefits for UK plc.

Is Royal Mail capable of surviving on its own?

The news that the Government is to sell-off its remaining 30% stake in Royal Mail will free the company to make urgent investment in its ageing infrastructure. However, in my opinion, the new company would be a ripe candidate for a take-over.

Kevin Buchanan, Group Managing Director, Pall-Ex

Sector needs investment, incentives and a cut in fuel duty!

Every five years, companies pause their investment decisions while the nation decides which party will be in government. It puts the country’s economic recovery on hold, but having seen a Conservative majority win, confidence in the market has soared.

Andy Sulston, Director of Contract Logistics & Consulting

Clearing the path for one-click culture: what does the emergence of eCommerce mean for logistics?

Customers from all over the world are modernising their shopping habits, taking trade away from the high street and into the world of eCommerce. With the option of next day delivery now virtually standard, a host of new demands are being placed on the logistics behind our one-click culture.