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Trade award for Portmeirion Group

Portmeirion Group is celebrating after scooping the Medium and Large Exporter Award at this year’s prestigious Insider Midlands International Trade Awards

Portmeirion Group has announced that it has been awarded the Medium and Large Exporter Award at this year’s prestigious Insider Midlands International Trade Awards.

The accolade comes just a few months after the Stoke-on-Trent based homewares company walked away with the Exporter Large Award at this year’s West Midlands Business Masters Awards.

The awards, which were held at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham on Thursday 15th October, celebrated the accomplishments of scores of companies and organisations, across The Midlands, involved in overseas trade.

Portmeirion Group beat off tough competition from Gleadell Agriculture, Exol Lubricants, Abacus Lighting and NutraHealth to walk away with the accolade. According to the judges the Group epitomised the renaissance of British manufacturing and exporting. They were praised for proudly reinforcing the 'Made in England' stamp and for bringing new life to the ceramics sector, boosting production in the Midlands, investing in technology and people, and developing exports to three quarters of its output.

Phil Atherton, sales and marketing director at Portmeirion Group said: “This is a fantastic achievement and is further recognition of the hard work from everyone in the business over the last 12 months. To receive another award for our international performance is outstanding. Our international sales team work extremely hard in developing first class relationships with distributors and key customers across the world. Their knowledge of the international market is second to none and I’m delighted that this has been recognised by the region.”

Over the last year Portmeirion Group has reported a 25% growth in emerging markets such as Taiwan, Pakistan, Thailand and India. In addition the Group has continued to expand the European network of customers whilst developing the already established markets of USA, Canada, South Korea and Australasia.

About Portmeirion Group
Portmeirion Group PLC is a Stoke-on-Trent based British company and a market leader in high quality and innovatively designed tableware, cookware, giftware and tabletop accessories. Portmeirion Group encompasses four world leading brands, Portmeirion, Spode, Royal Worcester and Pimpernel.

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