UK businesses are responsible for trading over £800bn worth of goods globally each year, yet many do not have access to the key information and products necessary to enable them to trade internationally with ease, speed and safety. The need for de-risking international trade has never been higher as complexities have multiplied as a result of COVID-19 and as the UK gets closer to facing the uncertainties of post-Brexit trade deals.
Entrepreneur Mark Heath recognised these challenges and developed a business plan to create a digital platform with the power to transform the international trading experience for UK businesses. Known as Open Borders Direct (OBD), he chose to collaborate with 6point6 to turn his plan into a digital reality.
“6point6 make it their business to understand your business idea – from the challenges and the vision, to the customer pain points and customer experience.”
Mark HeathFounder, Open Borders Direct
From collaboration to innovation
Working alongside Mark to understand his proposition and business plan, we carried out an in-depth digital discovery, the results of which were validated with user research with UK businesses.
Using this insight, we created the vision for a new, innovative digital service to solve the challenges faced by UK businesses when trading internationally.
Working to a realistic delivery plan, we designed and developed a clickable prototype which focused on solving the challenges identified during the research process.
Results that matter
From digital discovery to designing the minimum viable product, we combined digital insight with best in class technical partners as follows:
Researched end user needs
Designed a digital solution to meet them
Deployed a realistic delivery plan
Identified the best technology fit
Designed and built a programmed prototype
Ensured the platform is secure by design
Deployed best practice to ensure continuous integration and delivery
Democratised the way UK businesses trade internationally
Empowered Mark Heath, our client, to demonstrate the value of the proposition to key stakeholders and potential investors
Check out this video for the amazing results of this discovery by engaging with us.