24th November 2020
It is estimated there are somewhere between 5 and 6 million small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the UK. According to the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), SME’s “account for around 60% of employment and over 50% of turnover in the UK private sector” and are the “backbone of the UK economy”.
Which is why the LSEG annually looks for the most inspirational companies in the UK, so together, we can celebrate their growth and champion the impact they are having. The 2020 list of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain feels even more important, given the current challenge SMEs are facing. As David Schwimmer, CEO of LSEG says, “On behalf of LSEG, I congratulate all of the companies selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition... they have inspired us with their stories of resilience, growth and entrepreneurship.”
For InXpress to find itself listed amongst 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain for a second year, is a massive accomplishment. “Given the challenges we have faced, head-on,” explains Jon White, InXpress UK Country Manager, “I am incredibly proud of our network of franchise owners, both here in the UK, and globally. Their commitment to providing customers with the best service, has meant they’ve supported many businesses who had to suddenly pivot, and work hard to meet increased E-Commerce demands.”
As a franchise, InXpress offers customers essential express, freight and solutions using world-class carriers they already know and trust. They have become one of the world’s largest franchisors of express parcel delivery and transportation services, with over 380+ locally-owned offices, in 14 countries. This is what customers valued when the pandemic caused them to quickly adapt to what was happening, knowing the calm expertise of InXpress owners gave them the assurances it could be done.
“We definitely don’t take being listed as one of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain for granted,” Jon continues. “We have been inspired by so many of our customers, and how they adapted to the current situation. To be able to support them, and help other SMEs remain open through these challenges, is one of the reasons why our franchisees often go the extra mile. As a UK-wide network, and as regional businesses owners, we truly are in this together.”
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With InXpress you don’t buy or sell stock so the business has low overheads and you don’t lose money on damaged stock. You’re selling the services of world branded products and it’s much easier to sell DHL services than white van. E-commerce is booming at the moment because more and more people are now buying online.Craig Atkins, Reading franchisee since 2007
InXpress gives you a business concept and plan that you can run with. All you need is the right work ethic to deliver and make the business successful. There’s a model in place so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel – that was the biggest attraction for me.Lendy Mazur, Salisbury franchisee since February 2013
I chose to franchise with InXpress because it’s like someone’s got their arm around you. I also liked the fact that you didn’t need a lot to run the business. You can run it from home, an office or anywhere in the world as long as you’ve got an internet connection.Kully Sahota, Peterborough franchisee since October 2012
Low entry cost
No inventory, no warehousing, minimum overheads
High income potential