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    Awards and Recognition

    We’re recognised inside and outside of our industry…

    For our: international trade, excellence in customer service, and our innovative support and collaborations with third parties.

    Amongst a host of other business awards, the UK Department for International Trade has accredited us with their coveted ‘Export Champion’ status, and the UK Federation of Small Businesses has recognised us a regional Exporter of the Year – more proof that with us, your brand is in safe hands.


    Hydraulics Online DIT Export Champion

    Export Champion

    On 28th February 2019, Hydraulics Online was announced as a 2019 Northern Powerhouse Export Champion by the UK’s Department for International Trade. Only 125 companies representing the Northern Powerhouse region have been handpicked by the DIT from amongst the 30,000 registered exporters within the region.

    About the award body:

    The Department for International Trade (DIT) is a United Kingdom government department, whose mission it is to secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment.

    Made in the North West Shortlisted Award logo

    Collaboration Award Finalist

    In April 2019 Hydraulics Online was shortlisted as a finalist in the Collaboration category by Insider Media’s Made in the North West 2019 awards, for our contributions to design innovation and customer collaborations within the manufacturing industry. READ MORE >>


    About the award body:

    Insider Media’s Made in the North West 2019 awards is a celebration of all that is great about design and manufacturing in the region. They applaud the use of technology, the ambition to export and the motivation to train and invest in people, and are a showcase for the region and its diverse industries, ranging from life sciences to food to automotive.


    Northen Powerhouse Export Awards logo

    Exporter of the Year Finalist

    Northern Powerhouse Micro Exporter of the Year Award 2019In January 2019 Hydraulics Online was shortlisted as a finalist in the Micro Exporter of the Year category by the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2019. READ MORE >>

    About the award body:

    The 2019 PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards in association with HSBC and the Department for International Trade recognises outstanding export achievements across 9 individual categories. The success is measured by growth in sales and market export penetration and innovation.

    Insider Media International Trade Awards event ceremony

    International Company of the Year Finalist

    Insider Media International Trade Awards shortlist logoIn December 2018 Hydraulics Online was shortlisted as the International Company of the Year (up to £10m turnover) by the Insider Media North West International Trade Awards. READ MORE >>


    About the award body:

    The Insider Media North West International Trade Awards showcases the achievements of the pioneers, the innovators, and the global success stories within the North West region. All finalists stand at the forefront of UK exports and are exemplary of raising the country’s international expertise and profile.

    If you have enthusiasm and passion and you combine that with excellent customer service – which Hydraulics Online do – you can succeed in exports.” Veronica Dawson, International Trade Adviser, UK Department for International Trade.


    Hydraulics Online at Cheshire Business Awards 2018

    Exporter of the Year Winner

    Cheshire Business Award Winner logoHydraulics Online has yet again been recognised as a powerful force within the local business community. On Friday 12th October, at a glittering ceremony at Chester Cathedral, we were named Exporter of the Year at the Cheshire Business Awards.

    About the award body:

    The prestigious Cheshire Business Awards provide an opportunity to celebrate and reward the businesses, companies and individuals who drive innovation and highly influence the economic and employment landscape of Cheshire.

    Enterprise Vision Award Winner Helen Tonks

    Internet Industry Business Woman of the Year

    Hydraulics Online Co-founder, Helen Tonks, is a proud winner of the Internet Industry 2018 Enterprise Vision Awards. She has been recognised for her role in leading a company that excels globally in an online marketplace.

    About the award body:

    Enterprise Vision Awards  (EVA) recognise women in business in the North West of England in 16 categories including: Internet Industry, Young Entrepreneur, Retail Business, New Business and Creative Industry.

    Mark and Helen Tonks at FSB Award night

    North West Business Exporter of the Year

    Hydraulics Online was in 2018  crowned the winner of the North West Business Exporter of the Year Award by the National Federation of Small Businesses Awards.

    FSB Exporter of the Year logo

    About the award body:

    The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards, promote and recognise innovation, enterprise and accomplishment amongst the UK’s 5.5 million-strong small businesses and the self-employed sector. The Business Exporter of the Year award recognises businesses that “can show exceptional export achievements, contributing to the local and global economy”.
    Mark and Helen Tonks on stage at the South Cheshire Chamber Business Awards 2017

    Multiple Award Winner by South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce

    In December 2017, Hydraulics Online was recognised for a startling three awards and recognition at the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. The following year we were awarded Highly Commended in yet another three categories.

    About the award body:

    The South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Awards celebrate the enterprise, achievement and innovation of young individuals and businesses of all sizes, from new start-ups to the most established names, while honouring those who give back to the South Cheshire community.