Speaking ahead of the Board of Trade meeting in Preston, International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said:
“As the UK’s international economic department, DIT is creating the global appetite for British goods and services, and attracting record investment into the UK. Today we are celebrating those companies who have demonstrated exceptional innovation, generating prosperity for their local communities.”
Four Board of Trade Awards winners will be announced today: engineering group Arup (North West), The Anglesey Sea Salt Company – Halen Môn (North Wales), bird feed and fish bait producers John E Haith (Haith's) (Yorkshire and the Humber) and Blue Kangaroo Design, a Gateshead-based creative agency which has worked with the biggest names in the toy, entertainment and licensing industry including the likes of Universal Studios, Hasbro and the Walt Disney Company (North East).
Photo: Simon King - Associate Director, Haith's and Dr Liam Fox Secretary of State, Department for International Trade
"When I think of the dynamic businesses operating within Yorkshire and the Humber, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed and proud for Haith’s to be the only exporter in the region recognised with a Board of Trade Award for 2018. So, why us? All I can add is that we take exporting/international trade seriously, and every member of the Haith’s team goes out of their way to ‘wow’ our overseas clients.
"It hasn’t been easy. We’ve invested in our brands and protected our intellectual property overseas. But we’ve trusted our genuine clients enough to give them space to make great products with our ingredients and in return, we’ve earned their trust. Our formula is simple: great products, great service and eyes in the back of our heads! And that’s where the services of DIT have added tremendous value – they’ve helped us to focus; they’ve challenged us to get out of the office and shake hands with business owners who very much feel Britain is great. It’s always a team effort."
Haith's is also a Northern Powerhouse Champion for 2018: