Weekend Box eyes European expansion despite Brexit uncertainty

April 24 2018 @ 18:30 by Chloe Holmes

Multi award-winning Newcastle-based scale-up Weekend Box Club have eyes on European expansion after shipping their first boxes to Germany and Austria this week.

Having been growing their existing business organically and exponentially since 2013, this opportunity marks the first in a series of international licensing opportunities, which will create jobs across the company’s two sites in Newcastle as well as on the continent.

The first Weekend Boxes to be translated into German and exported have already left Weekend Box’s Newcastle warehouse.

“We were delighted to be approached in late 2017 about possible licensing opportunities and have been keen to quickly establish a test plan for European expansion which is now in play, less than 6 months later.” Commented Weekend Box founder, Andy Stephenson.

“This opportunity alone will see us increase revenues by between 20-25% over the next 2-3 years with the opportunity to create at least 5 new jobs in the North East through the process.

“Weekend Box’s core mission is to deliver more quality time to families and with this expansion, we’re now able to broaden our horizons from just the UK’s shores to families around the world. We quickly identified that the German-speaking market in Europe (across Germany, Austria and Switzerland) was actually larger than the UK market, so this seemed like the best logical step for us.” Added Stephenson.

Weekend Box recently launched a new Limited Edition Business Builder Box in conjunction with Gateshead-based charity Traidcraft as part of their Hidden Entrepreneur appeal – another step towards Weekend Box’s plan to become the market leader in branded subscription boxes.

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