inaugural UKTI (UK Trade and Investment) Export Award at BETA International
went to joint winners Dodson and Horrell and Airowear.
and Horrell Technical Director Chris Gordon said: "We are thrilled
to receive the award. The company has put a lot of time and investment
into the export market and it can be precarious with the exchange
rates and amount of paper work that is involved.
are thrilled to receive the award. The company has put a lot of
time and investment into the export market and it can be precarious
with the exchange rates and amount of paper work that is involved.
is an increasingly important part of the business and another opportunity
to reach new markets. The trading barriers with Europe are gradually
becoming easier to deal with."
Carr-Seaman of Airowear said: "We are absolutely delighted
that the work the team has put in to building the export side of
the business has been acknowledged."
by UK Trade and Investment the awards were aimed at recognising
companies that have made huge strides in developing the export side
of their business.
Parry of UKTI said: "We were delighted to sponsor the awards,
we strongly believe exporting makes companies better and both Airowear
and Dodson and Horrell are living proof of that.
is something of a cliché, but the competition for this inaugural
award was fierce, and choosing a winner hugely difficult.
the end it came down to two companies from opposite ends of the
spectrum. One was Airowear, a small company which showed tremendous
market awareness, thoroughness of preparation and an appreciation
of the sources of help available to them.
other was Dodson and Horrell, a company which has shown an exemplary
approach to the world of exporting. Their success has come from
imaginative market research, a willingness to adapt products for
markets and investing in their peoples' skills and talents."
Chief Executive and Secretary Claire Williams said: "The UKTI
Export Awards have highlighted the big step forward the industry
has made in the export market."