Few cities in the UK have a more profound trade and industrial legacy than Glasgow. Due to the fact that commerce is still alive and well in the 21st century (even in these unpredictable times of COVID-19), logistics and associated services like Glasgow couriers are obviously in great demand. Glasgow has a few industrial records worth mentioning. As well as having the largest economy in Scotland, it also has the third highest GDP per capita of any city in the UK. Also, its annual growth rate is second only to London. It is renowned for its ship-building and engineering industries – the origins of which hark back to the 19th century.
Trade in Glasgow through history
Located in west-central Scotland, the city of Glasgow runs both sides of the river Clyde. Indeed, Scottish engineering feats had its roots here centuries ago, when the first bridge over the river Clyde was recorded in 1285. Later, in the 18th century, and largely due to its superb location, the city became the main port in Scotland for trade with the Americas which in turn enhanced the tobacco trade and the ship-building industry. In the 19th century, trade was so vibrant, it was known as the second city of the empire.
Demand for Glasgow couriers
In the 21st century Glasgow industry has diversified and is now the home of major manufacturing firms such as the Weir Group, British Polar Engines, Albion Motors, William Grant and sons and Whyte and Mackay.
Demand for Glasgow couriers however goes further than these big brands. All industries need some form of courier services to ensure safe delivery of their products and a system for enabling an effective supply chain. In recent years, Glasgow has seen the rise of associated sectors such as financial and business services, communications, creative industries, healthcare, higher education, retail and tourism. Glasgow remains one of Europe’s sixteen largest financial centres.
A home for medicine
Other industries found in Glasgow pertain to the world of medicine. Industries such as pharmaceuticals, bioinformatics and medical technology. We have become healthcare specialists here at Same-Day Dispatch Services Ltd. Indeed, we have had to be specialists, in order to gain the trust from the NHS and private organisations across the UK. Our couriers are knowledgeable, courteous, and always adhere to any regulations imposed in terms of special handling.
It is often the medical industries which approach us for support where there is a need for time critical delivery. Thus, we offer courier services to such sectors as (not just Glasgow couriers but across the whole of the UK):
- medical device manufacturers
- PPE manufacturers and suppliers
- chemical and cleaning manufacturers and suppliers
- manufacturers and suppliers of life support equipment
Glasgow Couriers and covid-19 tests
As the COVID-19 virus continues to hold the world to ransom, and the demand for courier services has increased, Same-Day Dispatch has created its own services to offer professional support. Hence a major part of our work is involved in getting test kits to testing centres and test results back to patients in double quick time. With our Same day delivery, we can make that happen.
We serve many clients at Same-Day Dispatch Services Ltd from many diverse industrial backgrounds. Our experience has shown that where there is a need for superior logistics and cost effective couriers. We therefore offer services such as freight, air-cargo, couriers services by van or HGV. Also, we are in contact with a network of Glasgow couriers who we can tap into and we know their professional excellence will ensure supply chains are kept flowing and the UK and Scotland remain proud of their ship-building, engineering, and manufacturing industries.
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