21st Century life is lived at a faster pace than ever before. City workers know this more than most; with tight deadlines, sky-high expectations from managers and a constant striving for better service, higher targets and greater efficiency, the constant search for business improvements is insatiable.
For many, London embodies a thriving modern city at the forefront of all areas of work and life – business, culture, media, sports… But how did London become so iconic?
Disaster and Opportunity: the Roots of a Remarkable City
The Great Fire of London in 1666 proved to the opportunity London needed to transform itself into a place of efficiency and modernity, but also of beauty and culture. The city was laid flat by fire; there was very little of the medieval city still standing. However, as horrific and devastating as the fire was, it also proved to be the catalyst of its future growth.
In the years after the fire, Sir Christopher Wren submitted plans for his regeneration of the city to Charles II. Although his plans were actually rejected (due to their sheer ambition and cost), his vision of wide avenues and classical architecture are still in evidence in London today. He went on to design and build many churches (including St. Paul’s Cathedral). Ultimately, the regeneration of London in the aftermath of the Great Fire enabled its prosperous future.
What Makes London Tick Today?
Today, London is one of the biggest city economies in the world, and at the very forefront of the world’s creativity, innovation and economic advancement. Very simply, money makes this vibrant, thriving city turn round.
London also carries a very strong Global reputation, which is crucial to its economy. The monumental 2012 London Olympic Games brought together all that was great about Britain; the world’s reaction was overwhelmingly positive, and the success of the games cemented London’s place as one of the top cities in the world. The games served to further embellish the world’s – generally very favourable – perceptions and opinions of this great city.
The world came to London; London delivered.
On a wider perspective, London relies very heavily on international tourism and global business. This means its links to foreign counties are crucial to its future success.
Upholding London’s Reputation and Delivering on Time!
London is sustained by its Global prestige; in order for England’s capital to maintain its strong reputation – and thus promote future international business growth – businesses have to deliver the goods and services expected of them. The delivery of exceptional customer service, efficient delivery and high quality goods and services are three of the fundamental pillars of a successful London business. Therefore, international customers of London-based businesses expect their goods to be delivered via a courier to match this great reputation.
Companies of all sizes can easily gain the services of a quality courier to suit their business’ needs. And it is now easier than ever to book shipping consignments and track parcels; despite the physical separation between a business and its customer in miles, good courier services can help to bring business and customer into alignment.
Shipping large quantities of goods can be challenging, but good couriers minimise your involvement to ensure your time is well spent running your business.
It is now easier than ever before to make a good impression on your clients through professional delivery services. So, by employing a good courier, you will also be helping to maintain London’s healthy international reputation.