What More UK Limited are awarded prestigious enterprise award from Her Majesty the Queen

Article Date: 03 May 2014

 What More UK Limited the UK’s largest manufacturer of plastic housewares, storage and garden products, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Queen’s Award For Enterprise in International Trade 2014’ – The highest accolade in business success.

Her Majesty The Queen will officially grant the award at a reception at Buckingham Palace on 14th July and the company will hold the award for five years.

“Today we are celebrating being named as winners of the award, which is only granted to business that can demonstrate outstanding levels of excellence,” said Tony Grimshaw, Director at What More UK Limited.

“It is with immense satisfaction and pride that What More made this announcement today. The award goes to all 165 employees who have all helped to win this outstanding business award. We presented the story, but it was the whole company that wrote it. We would also like to thank UK Trade and Investment, East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, BHETA, our local MPs Graham Jones and Gordon Birtwistle, Dennis Mendoros The High Sheriff of Lancashire, Burnley RUFC and Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, who have all been involved with our nomination for this this award.  A big thank you also goes to our suppliers and customers who, without their on-going support, we would not be where we are today. We can’t wait to fly the Queen’s Award for Enterprise flag outside our headquarters.”

“We currently export to 48 countries including the Far East,” continued Tony.  “Receiving this award is a significant achievement and will enable us to grow further. What More are market leaders and our products are in all major retailers throughout the UK. This award gives us the confidence to continue investing, not to mention the recognition this gives to the manufacturing prowess of Lancashire and the North West of England.”

Last year the company opened its latest development, a 101,710sq.ft distribution facility – the first phase of a £8m expansion plan and will be shortly followed with another 88,000sq.ft construction, on the same site.

Both developments have enabled the company to bring their manufacturing and distribution operations under one roof, taking the total space to over 450,000sq.ft.

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