Follow the lead of export trailblazers, says UKTI adviserJul 30, 2013
Queen’s Award winner Niftylift, which manufactures hydraulic access platforms at its Stonebridge headquarters, boosted overseas sales by 48% in two years and is ranked at 102nd in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list of UK companies with the fastest sales growth abroad.
Independent education provider Cognita is listed at 152. The company, based at Fox Milne, runs schools in Spain, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam and increased overseas sales by 34% over two years.
Lewis Scott pictured, South East regional director for government exporting body UK Trade & Investment said: “Winning business overseas is vital for the growth of these businesses and our economy. These firms set a tremendous example which I would urge other local businesses to follow.
“What they really demonstrate is the strength of exporters in the area and the positive impact exporting can have on their company.
"I hope the example set by these firms will see more businesses taking up opportunities overseas.”
UKTI helps businesses to take their goods and services into international markets.
Mr Scott said: “Boosting our export performance is crucial if we are to secure long-term sustainable economic growth.