A Retiring Glance At Trade – Past, Present And Future
As my tenure at UK Trade & Investment draws to a close, it’s time for a little reflection…
16 December 2009
A prestigious event marked this year's East Midlands International Business Awards hosted by UK Trade & Investment, as the cream of local business talent descended upon the Marriott Hotel in Leicester.
The awards were presented at a ceremony which attracted more than 170 people including special guest speaker
Matt Dawson, who was part of the England squad that took the country to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
Now in their fourth year, the Awards recognised the talent of businesses across the East Midlands who are trading internationally and who are making a real difference to the prosperity of both their businesses and the region.
The overall Award for East Midlands International Business of The Year went to Nottingham based Romax Technology (pictured above receiving the award from special guest speaker Matt Dawson MBE, pictured centre), Romax Technology has experienced huge success in China including contributing in the development of China's largest and first offshore turbine.
Speaking at the event, Finance Director for Romax Technology, Paul Atkin said:
"We've had a fantastic evening. This Award is great recognition for the hard work and dedication of the whole team at Romax Technology."
Other Awards on the night went to:
New Exporter Award:
Monica Healthcare (Nottingham)
International Business Communication Award:
Bambino Mio Ltd (Northamptonshire)
Established Exporter - China Award:
Romax Technologies (Nottingham)
Established Exporter - India Award:
Established Exporter - Worldwide Award:
Castlet Ltd (Lincoln)
The Awards were presented by Ian Morrison, Deputy International Trade Director UKTI East Midlands with the opening address by Graham Cartledge CBE, Chairman for Benoy who paid special recognition to the wealth of business talent in the East Midlands and the need to grow the talent further through the employment of young people.
Speaking about this year's Award ceremony which took place on Thursday, November 26th, Peter Hogarth, International Trade Director UKTI East Midlands said: "The Awards evening was a huge success. It was a real opportunity to celebrate all the success of companies that strive to ride the downturn and remain resilient."
UK Trade & Investment along with its partners continues its dedicated support to businesses by helping them to grow through trade and contribute towards the prosperity of the UK and local economy. Recognising and rewarding companies that have excelled and embraced the challenge of exporting demonstrates the importance of international trade for business growth and sustainability.
Award sponsors included British Airways, HSBC, East Midlands China Business Bureau, East Midlands India Business Bureau and Crayfish Design.