Padiham based What More UK is celebrating being crowned a champion for international exports for the fourth consecutive year. The Department for International Trade (DIT) North West has included the UK's largest plastics manufacturer in its 2017 list of Export Champions.
"The Export Champions is a group of successful exporters from a range of industries across the North West. Together we share best practice through events and provide mentoring support to other North West businesses looking to get started with exporting or to grow their export markets.
"What More is grateful for the support we received from UKTI and DIT when we started out exporting in 2008. Being an Export Champion is the perfect way for us to help other companies across the UK who are in the position we were in back then."
Now in its 10thyear of exports, What More UK recently added the Philippines to their growing list of export markets - the 71stcountry to receive their Wham branded plastic homewares and storage products. They are also the holder of the Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of their outstanding achievements in international trade.
David Brett, What More UK's new Sales Representative for the South of England, brings with him over 20 years of retail and wholesale experience within a family business in Ireland. With previous roles in kitchenware and catering equipment, he also brings established contacts and is looking forward to developing more as he grows What More UK's bakeware customer base.
As another year of intense growth draws to a close, What More UK announces a change in directorship. Operations Director Roger Tout will step into a non-executive director role, handing the reins to former Works Manager Garry Ireland.
Friday 11 November was a work day like no other for What More UK Director Tony Grimshaw, as he made his way to Buckingham Palace to collect his OBE award.
What More UK has been listed among the top 100 British manufacturers.