With the beginning of the International Festival for Business, we have announced four more countries we will be exporting to, these include: Singapore, Madagascar, Austria and Guatemala.
Tony Grimshaw OBE, our director said: “Our ever-growing list of export markets has now reached 67 countries, with the recent addition of Singapore, Madagascar, Austria and Guatemala. It’s testament to the hard work of our staff that our international business is growing all the time. We’re now exporting our British made products to one third of the world, making them available to around two thirds of the population. That makes the whole company very proud.”
Our global exports account for around 15% of the turnover. The international success has led to a Royal seal of approval in 2014 with us being rewarded with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Also our director Tony Grimshaw was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List-receiving an OBE in recognition for his work in the international export trade.
With the International Festival for Business happening close to our base, we will be attending the event over the next three weeks. We also want to make the most of the event, meet new markets and develop new relationships with new customers.
The IFB 2016 will bring together more than 30,000 business delegates from across the world to hear from The Sunday Times’ International Track 200 Companies as they all share their own export success stories. Over 80 events are planned plus a programme of inspirational speakers.
A video crew from Made In Britain visited our purpose-built manufacturing and distribution centre in Altham last week. They interviewed some members of staff across the whole company in the short film; this film will be used to highlight the strength of our manufacturing function to an international audience.
Tony Grimshaw has been named in the Queens Birthday Honours List, and is to receive an OBE for his work in international export trade.
We have recently got behind the Hyndburn Business Awards as one of the events headline sponsors.
We are commemorating the 90th birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II with a limited edition set of its Wham Cook enamelware.