We are delighted to announce that we are a winner of Heathrow Airport’s Global Britain Business Champion competition.
For the past 30 years we have flown globally around the 120 countries that we operate within, and Heathrow Airport has been at its centre for our high-exporting, advanced manufacturing company. Exporting is at the centre of our company and we won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in international trade for 6 years continuous growth . We export 89% of our output to 120 countries and Asia-Pacific accounts for 40% of our exports overall. Our Chairman received the Lifetime Exporting Achievement Award from the Chief Executive of UK Export Finance last year and received his OBE for services to business and international trade in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2019. With our global focus, airfreight is at the heart of our ability to provide outstanding customer service internationally. We choose to airfreight our instrumentation and systems so that our customers can benefit from reliable and prompt door-to-door delivery of their orders. Within some industries that we work, such as the maritime, delivery of instrumentation and systems can be required to be fulfilled within 1-2 days. Airfreight and Heathrow Airport enable us to fulfil these requirements.In Heathrow’s Global Britain Business Champions competition, they spoke to SMEs and invited MPs to nominate enterprising businesses in their constituencies who export their goods around the world through Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport. After numerous entries from across the UK, Heathrow unveiled their 10 Global Britain Business Champions. These business demonstrate the best of British quality, innovation, technology or design, and have helped keep the country trading over the past year. The winning businesses will be promoted around the airport and online, celebrating their role in helping Global Britain ‘level up’.
As the UK’s only hub airport, Heathrow plays a crucial role in supporting businesses from across the UK to trade. Research conducted by CEBR this year shows the value of trade going through Heathrow in 2019 stood at approximately £188 billion – more than a 5th of all UK trade by value. CEBR forecast that by 2025 this could grow to over £204 billion, creating economic opportunities that are key to achieving the Government’s own Global Britain ambitions and levelling up goals – as long as Britain’s vital trade links are restored and strengthened post-pandemic.