The past few years, five to be precise, haven't been too great for the printing industry but last Thursday saw a step in the general right direction for printing companies in London. George Osbourne, the gentleman who has been much mentioned in our previous blog article, can breathe a sigh of relief, albeit a small one.
The ONS (Office of National Statistics) released the UK's GDP quarterly figures and the good news is that we haven't entered the much-feared triple-dip recession. Whilst some commentators can say that it's not good enough, we here at Brightside Print & Design are pleased that at least the news is positive. The opposite outcome would have been a kick in the teeth for everybody. It's no secret that things aren't great but the country is sticking to what it does best, keeping calm and carrying on, invoking the traditional stiff upper lip. We're getting on with it. We're getting our heads and muddling on. One only has to look across the waters at Europe and see that our neighbours are fairing a lot worse. General punditry consensus points its finger at Europe for being the main reason why our economy appears to be stuck in the mud and there's a lot of weight to that argument. After all, they were/are our biggest customer for trade and exports. If they're not buying our goods and services because they've run out of money then, of course, it's going to have a considerable knock-on effect on our economy. Hence why you see our major politicians and members of the Royal Family traipsing around selling our services to the world. They're doing all they can, but are you or I?
There's a whole world out there beyond Europe and it needs to know we're here. Britain needs to sell to the World's major and emerging economies. That's the only way we're going to drag our punch drunk economy out of this pickle. Printing companies in London are primed and ready to assist your organisation in publicizing your presence.
It's no secret that we have the structure in place to make Britain great again. Maybe we need to sort out a few issues with our airport infrastructure, whether it's to extend Heathrow or build Boris Island, that's for the governing bodies to decide. A decision has to be made though, and promptly. That's one thing this country does struggle with, indecision. We suffer from a curse of red tape. Once we start to sort that out, hopefully, the ball will begin to roll.
Things are in place for the World's businesses to settle here. Obviously, London is our trump card. Not only does it appear to be a safe haven for people's money which is why house prices are flying through the roof but is a desirable place to live. It's a hot pot of all of the world's cultures. Besides the fact that France has a very unsympathetic tax rate, it's no coincidence that London has such a high French population, numerically it would make London France's 6th biggest city. There's a higher population in London than there is in Bordeaux.
Fortunately for Brightside, we're situated in the heart of this wonderful city and we're open for business. We're ready to do our part, all we need to do is help you to sell your wares to the world. Whatever your industry, you'll need something designed or printed, whether it be as simple as business cards or something more complex like a brochure. Get in touch with our team and we can take on the World together.