Paul Taylor appointed Managing Director of UKP Worldwide
Paul will take over from Lee Bucktrout, who will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of UKPW.
Paul joined UKPW in Spring 2017, as eCommerce Director to put in place and drive forward the Company's new business strategy, which includes new products and services for UK retailers selling cross-border and the development of solutions that offer a more efficient, innovative and discounted service on print, fulfilment and distribution.
Paul has brought to UKPW over 25 years' experience in the international mail and parcels industry, including senior leadership roles at DHL and Swiss Post International. Whilst CEO of Swiss Post International, Paul oversaw the merger with La Poste in 2012 to create Asendia. Prior to joining UKPW, Paul was Head of Sales and Marketing UK with Spring Global Mail.
Paul will be responsible for continuing the successful development of the business by ensuring UKPW has the right infrastructure and processes in place to enable controlled sustainable growth. One key aspect will be maintaining UKPW's prominence as an expert solution provider to the US and the unique, specialist services UKPW offers to the US.
UKPW specialises in distributing direct mail, catalogues, magazine and eCommerce goods internationally. The company has an in-depth knowledge of the US market, through it's US subsidiary and partnership with the United States Postal Service (USPS). UKPW also occupies a unique position in being an HMRC Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and known consignor (CAA accredited). As well as ensuring a retailer's export records are compliant for VAT reporting purposes, AEO accreditation allows for faster customs clearance at local and overseas borders for outbound and returned goods, as well as proof of a secure and compliant supply chain for the protection of goods and information. UKPW has recently introduced a new US eCommerce service for Food & Drug Agency (FDA) approved food items and health supplements.
Lee Bucktrout, Chief Executive Officer of UKP Worldwide, said:
"Paul's senior level experience, his knowledge of the cross-border market and proven ability to build a successful, dynamic and cohesive team makes him the perfect choice to develop and benefit our business."
Paul Taylor, said:
"The past twelve months at UKPW have been very exciting as we have introduced new client solutions and broken into new international markets. I am looking forward to bringing experience and expertise into use to capitalise on many more opportunities in the cross-border market and to continue the growth of the business."