With a population of over 1.35bn, the world’s largest, China is an exciting and dynamic market for UK businesses. Dennis Lin, Head of China Desk at Santander UK, tells us why UK businesses should look to the Chinese market when thinking about exporting – as part of our four-part country series.
Urbane Traveller was born during a 12-month, round-the-world honeymoon. Such was the enthusiasm of its founders that the website project started while they were still away.
It's long been told that luxury good retailers will emerge as the most active and expansive retail sector. And despite the global economic slowdown, they have continued to do just that – albeit at a much slower pace. On average, such retailers operate in 25 countries and 50 cities worldwide, giving them the biggest global presence of retail sectors. But one country continues to stand apart from the rest as a major target: China.
In the past few years alone we’ve seen personalisation, targeted ads and a seamless multi-channel experience become must-haves rather than nice-to-haves, and the level of personalised attention consumers expect from brands is now staggering.
A Chalhoub Group report reveals the potential for luxury retailers in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, as well as the spending behaviours of the young consumers living in the region.
Almost everyone who has set up their own company has been inspired to do so by one particular idea or one particular event. For Nick and Giles English, the brothers behind the fast growing, award winning British watch company Bremont, it was the death of their father.