Australian and New Zealand retail executives gathered at the Australian High Commission in London to celebrate their success in the UK.
Hosted by the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), the evening reception brought together representatives from some of the largest Aussie and Kiwi retail brands experiencing success in the UK, including Kikki.K, Typo, Just Cuts and RM Williams.
The event gave attendees the chance to network with fellow Aussie and Kiwi retailers already operating in the UK and receive advice from DIT retail experts, as well as representatives from Austrade and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), on how to take the next steps for international growth.
Michael Ward, British Consul General and Director General UK Department for International Trade, Australia and New Zealand said the meeting was a chance to celebrate international success.
“My team here in Australia and New Zealand is pleased to have supported so many of the companies who came along and we look forward to helping many more succeed in the UK.”
the UK is a prime destination for New Zealand retailers looking to expand their global footprint.
The DIT team has worked with around 20 Australian and New Zealand retail companies over the past two years including Bailey Nelson, Bunnings, Mon Purse, Typo, Lovisa, Kikki.K, Element and Smiggle, just to name a few.
The UK ranks third in the world for online business-to-consumer sales. UK consumers are early adopters and are open to new and innovative models of service delivery. They have the highest online spend per head in the world at over 3,500 USD per year.