2018 Export Champion of the Year finalistsShowcasing the achievements of the top exporter companies in the country.
- The Group Company team.
Growth Story: Launched in 2006, the Group Company now has an international outlook. Clients include some of the world’s most prestigious tour operators. In the last five years, it has increased the average profit per group from £400 to over £800, with an average margin increase of 17% to over 21%.
“Using our creativity and industry knowledge to delight our clients underpins every business decision we make. As a result of this, we have grown rapidly since our founding in 2006, and we have become one of the UK’s leading tour operators.” – The Group Company
- The CPR Global Tech team.
Growth story: Launched in 2010, in the last year alone overseas sales have accounted for 80% of CPR’s total revenue, and are up 10% from 2017.
“CPR’s impact in overseas markets have been awarded with a Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade, inspiring other UK SME’s to expand abroad. Increased international revenue has allowed the company to grow in staff numbers and develop new product lines.” – CPR Global
- The Net World Sports team.
Growth story: Launched in 2009, Net World Sports offers over 5,000 different products to customers in more than 100 countries. 2017 was phenomenally successful for international sales with 61.5% of its annual revenue coming from overseas – growing from £2.7 million in 2014.
“With overseas sales accounting for 61.5% of our annual revenue, Net World Sports place a huge emphasis on exporting products to all corners of the globe.” – Net World Sports
Founder Sean Ramsden (pictured.) Founder: Sean Ramsden
Growth story: Launched in 1989, Ramsden International has grown from a one-man-band to a business with six global offices. It has averaged 27% year-on-year growth over a 15-year period. Annual turnover since the 2008 global economic crisis has been up by 96%.
“I’ve proved that a business made in Grimsby, an often-overlooked town in one of the poorest parts of England, can be world class.” – Sean Ramsden,
- The Mo’s Bro’s founders (from left) Keval Dattani, Kunal Dattani and Savan Dattani
Growth story: Launched in 2014, Mo’s Bro’s are already exporting to over 78 countries worldwide. They now boast 300,000 regular customers globally. After a turnover of £1,332,922 during the years 2016-2017, forecasted turnover is estimated at £1,648,391.
“Who has three brothers that used £750 to create a 7 figure business?” – MoBros
Be-Baby LtdBe-Baby Ltd is the company behind the multi-award winning weaning brand, Tidy Tot.
- Tidy Tot founder Jennifer Unsworth with her children.
Growth story: Launched in 2015, Tidy Tot is now part of Be-Baby Ltd. UK sales for Tidy Tot, grew by 70% during 2016-2017 but the biggest growth has been in the brands export business which grew by £130,000 (1181%) over the same period.
“The Tidy Tot Bib and Tray Kit remains the only weaning aid of its kind in a growing market and continues to innovate with a steady stream of NPD planned for 2018-2019. Turnover on like-for-like sales has more than doubled each year for the first 3 years of trading.” – Be-Baby Ltd
- The Huel team.
Growth story: Launched in 2014, Huel has grown at over 200% per year and has sold over 20 million meals to over 80 countries. In 2017, Huel successfully launched in the US, which contributed to the first ever £1 million month in July 2017, ending the 2017 financial year with £14m worth of sales globally.
“Our vision is to become the world’s number 1 brand for complete food and have an international growth strategy including an additional 20 markets in 2018.” – Huel Ltd[article id=”122839″ title=”Growing Business Awards”]
2017 Exporter Company of the Year finalists
(2) Act global, think local. This leadership philosophy has stood CPR in good stead and overseas sales now account for 73.6 per cent of total revenue. The US has been the most successful overseas market for CPR. Building relationships with high profile retailers and distributors such as Amazon, HSN, QVC, Sears and Walmart has boosted sales and increased product awareness. Amazon Growing Business Awards is headlined by Amazon and sponsored by Santander, Bridges Fund Management and ECI Partners. It is supported by CBI, the Department of International Trade and Real Business. This year, the awards partnered with Beanstalk, a charity that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to children aged 3 to 13. Interested in attending the Amazon Growing Business Awards?
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