Best of British exports announced

The shortlist has been announced for the UK Export Excellence Awards celebrating outstanding exporters from across the UK.

The shortlist has been announced to coincide with Exporting is GREAT week, taking place from 18 – 22 April, part of the government’s initiative to inspire and support 100,000 additional exporters through UK Trade and Investment (UKTI).

Grant Collier, spokesman from the organisers Hennik Research and Global Trade Review said, “it is great to see that there are so many UK exporters continuing to lead the way through export excellence. If there is any chance of meeting the Chancellor’s target of £1 trillion a year by 2020 it has to come from encouraging and recognising exemplars like those that have entered the UK Export Excellence Awards.”

The categories for the awards are; Best First Time Exporter, Supply Chain Excellence, Export Excellence to Sub Saharan Africa, Export Excellence to MENA Region, Export Excellence to Asia Pacific, Export Excellence to Europe, Export Excellence to Americas, Innovation in Exporting, Best use of UK Export Finance.

Shortlisted companies include:

  • Aggreko plc – Multinational
  • Brandon Medical Co. Ltd – Yorkshire
  • Conren Ltd – North Wales and Derbyshire
  • Clarke Energy Ltd – Merseyside
  • Cornish Sea Salt Co. – Cornwall
  • Crawford Healthcare Ltd – Cheshire
  • Croydex Ltd – Hampshire
  • Durbin Global plc – Middlesex
  • Gapuma (UK) Ltd- London
  • Goodordering Ltd – Derbyshire
  • Ham Baker Ltd- Staffordshire
  • Heald Ltd – Humberside
  • ICC Solutions Ltd – Cheshire
  • Ice Oxford Ltd – Oxfordshire
  • Interfloor Ltd – Lancashire
  • Mabey Bridge Ltd – Gloucestershire
  • Microlise Ltd – Nottinghamshire
  • MNB Precision Ltd – West Midlands
  • Nasco (UK) Ltd- Middlesex
  • NMS International Ltd – Leicestershire
  • Pharos Architectural Controls Ltd – London
  • Purple Surgical (UK) Ltd- Hertfordshire
  • SAMBRO Ltd – Lancashire
  • Tan Sales Ltd – London
  • The Deluxe Group Ltd – Northern Ireland
  • The Micha Design Co Ltd – Buckinghamshire
  • Virtual College Ltd – Yorkshire
  • Xtrac Ltd – Berkshire
  • Yull Ltd – London

The shortlist is currently being judged by an expert panel and the winners will be presented with their awards at a glittering gala dinner in the historic St George’s Hall, Liverpool on 15 June, as part of the International Festival for Business (IFB2016).