Now firmly established as a highlight of the Lancashire business calendar, the International Business Awards, presented on the 2nd December 2016, which are now in their 11th year, will once again celebrate successful exporters and importers, and offer an excellent opportunity for all business sectors to meet, be inspired, and showcase their achievements to their peers.

The categories are for

If you are unable to download the 2016 application, please contact Marie White –

2015 winners include:-

Outstanding Exporter Achievement Award – What More UK Limited.
The company has grown rapidly to become the UK’s largest manufacturer and brand leader of plastic housewares, gardening and storage products, under the brand name WHAM. The company has also achieved the Queens Award for International Trade and their exports figures are in excess of £7m and growing year on year.

Northern Industrial Electronics Ltd, whose total value of export sales and repairs increased by 31%, was highly commended in this category.

The Outstanding Importer Achievement Award went to SMUK Solutions Limited. In 2014 this company launched a new product never before seen in the UK market providing a composite decking system. Originally from New Zealand they now have distribution rights across Europe. In addition SMUK has delivered an additional 46% of increased export performance in sales.

Sovereign Beverage, who buy a one-way keg as opposed to the steel keg option, imported over 40,000 units reducing transportation costs and the cost of exporting for their customers, were highly commended.

The Newcomer to International Trade category was won by Verde Ceramica. They are an expanding business supplying porcelain tiles to over 30 stores across the continent. They are predicting £½ million in sales over the next 18 months. From a pure import perspective their commitment and drive to pursue export orders in a short period of time is outstanding.

Burgess Beds Limited was Highly Commended in this category. They have secured orders to India and have signed contracts with the USA which will double their export turnover in 2016.


Winners will be revealed at the ever popular Gala Luncheon, 2nd December 2016 – to book your tickets please click here

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There are many ways to get involved with the International Trade Club Awards and Gala Luncheon, which include:-

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