Federation of Small Businesses Award Finalist: North West Business Exporter of the Year
We rarely take a step back to celebrate our successes and see how far we’ve come. But there is value in doing so. For the Hydraulics Online team, entering our local South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce (SCCCI) awards at the end of 2017 was a fantastic opportunity to gain that perspective and consider how other people view our business.
To be named winner of two awards – for international trade and excellence in customer service – and be highly commended in the Ambassador of the Year category was a wonderful acknowledgement of all our hard work.
The award wins have led to some wonderful opportunities – from working with our local Department of International Trade (DIT) team to developing a strong relationship with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), the judges of the SCCCI International Trader of the Year award.
Hydraulics Online Operations Director, Helen Tonks, has given a talk to global marketing students at MMU about our international marketing strategies, and we are working with the MMU Business School on their SMART Cheshire Innovation Programme.
We are also supporting two third year MMU Business Management degree students with eight-week work-based learning placements.
FSB Business Exporter of the Year Award
Our strengthening relationship with the DIT led us to enter the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) regional Business Exporter of the Year award at the start of 2018. Veronica Dawson, DIT has been very supportive of our international strategy.
Following the SCCCI award wins she said, “If you have enthusiasm and passion and you combine that with excellent customer services – which Hydraulics Online do – you can succeed in exports.”
“If you have enthusiasm and passion and you combine that with excellent customer services – which Hydraulics Online do – you can succeed in exports.” Veronica Dawson, International Trade Adviser, Department of International Trade
We are now delighted to announce that Hydraulics Online has been named as a finalist for the FSB Business Exporter of the Year in the North West region. It is another important recognition of the hard work of all the Hydraulics Online team and our determination to put South Cheshire firmly on the global hydraulics map.