Essex exporters' efforts recognised: Trade Minister praises their achievements
The hard work and achievements of 23 companies from across East Anglia, including three from Essex, have been recognised through winning Passport to Export (P2E) Awards from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). They received their Awards from Lord Digby Jones, Minister for Trade and Investment in a ceremony at Ickworth House.
Winner of the Essex Passport to Export Award title was GM Tech of Chelmsford while Cropaid Ltd of Shoeburyness and IBIS Solutions Ltd of Norwich (Essex consultancy) were both Highly Commended.
Speaking at the event, Lord Digby Jones, said "I am greatly impressed by the variety of companies being recognised for their efforts to compete in the global marketplace. This diversity of businesses is good for the strength of the region and for the UK. All have taken on the demands of exporting and all have benefited from working with Passport to Export. I would strongly urge others to take up the challenge."
Winners were judged to be those who best applied the knowledge and skills they had learnt during the Passport to Export programme in developing their business overseas.
The Passport to Export Awards are organised by UKTI with the support of East of England International (EEI) who deliver services in the region, and itrade, a network for exporters. In addition to the various category awards, companies in each of the six counties in the region were recognised for their achievements.
CROPAID WON THE MOST SUCCESSFUL NEW BUSINESS AWARD
WAS THE FINALIST FOR EAST OF ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARD 6TH JUNE 2007 UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE LUTON