In the wake of Chelsom‘s double award success at the 2014 Be Inspired Business Awards – winning the prestigious Exporter of the Year accolade – the company has been selected as one of the 2015-16 Export Champions for UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) North West.
The UKTI Export Champions programme, now in its third successful year, is unique to the North West and involves recruiting successful international firms to help new companies on their export journey, offering peer to peer support in addition to the wide range of individually tailored professional services available from the UKTI team.
The announcement follows what has been a momentous 12 months for Chelsom with the continued expansion of the export division of the business seeing exclusive sales representatives being appointed in Russia and the UAE, a succession of prestigious project wins across the international hospitality and marine sectors including Mondrian London at Sea Containers, Rosewood London, Beekman St NYC, Crystal Symphony, Ritz Carlton Dubai, Sanderson, Movenpick Paris, Sheraton Creek Dubai, Hilton New York, P&O Cruises’ Britannia and Arora along with the incredibly successful launch of their new collection, Edition 24, brand overhaul and completely redesigned website.
Export Manager, Jon Shaw says: “Being appointed as 2015 Export Champion for UKTI is undoubtedly a huge honour and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the New Year and continue what has been a fantastic 12 months for Chelsom as a whole and more specifically where the export side of the business is concerned.
“As a company we have put a lot of effort in to bolstering our export division in recent years and have worked closely with UKTI to help maximise our international trading capabilities. Their advice, coupled with the tools they have provided, has been invaluable so this is a great opportunity to give something back and to hopefully inspire non-exporters to get started and encourage new exporters to do more by promoting the benefits of export via our own successes along with sharing our knowledge and experience.”