Double cause for celebration! Cheshire-based Export Champions win Insider Media Award, on the eve of celebrating 15 years in business.
Hydraulics Online was crowned winner of the Insider Media North West International Company of the Year (up to £10m turnover) on Thursday 5th December. The prestigious, annual media event was held at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester.
Insider is the UK’s most successful regional B2B media company, with a portfolio of market-leading B2B news publications, magazines, events and award dinners in all areas outside London.
Celebrating the crème de la crème of export
BBC Sports presenter Mike Bushell compered the celebration of the most impressive North West businesses making great strides in international trade. The sponsors included: Barclays, Cardinal “The Logistics People”, Finch Insurance Brokers & Employee Benefits, Mazars and Pannone Corporate LLP.
Having presented to a comprehensive panel of experienced judges on being shortlisted, in a fiercely contested category, the Hydraulics Online co-founders were delighted to be in attendance and thrilled when Mike Bushell made the winning announcement. The judges were highly impressed with the international growth of the business in recent years. Today, more than 50% of turnover is accounted for via exports. They furthermore praised the company’s recent re-branding programme. This strongly reinforces Hydraulics Online’s global presence, while celebrating its British heritage.
Helen Tonks, Operations Director and Co-Founder at Hydraulics Online sums up the award night experience:
Given that we were one of seven businesses shortlisted in our category, we were stunned when our name was called. Owning a business and driving growth in these profoundly uncertain times is tough going, but our ambition and progress, particularly in the last 12 months, was recognised by the judges. We have a clear vision, plans and an awesome team, and we clearly shone through.
As the North West, Wales and Ireland regional winner in September I was a national finalist for a Female Entrepreneurs award in November. But I am hugely proud that all the team has been recognised with this award now.
15 Years of Fluid Power Success
The timing of the recent multiple award wins couldn’t be better. In fact, they are a much-welcomed corporate birthday gift. On 15th December 2019, Hydraulics Online is celebrating its 15th anniversary as a leading, global hydraulics distribution hub. Read more about our company milestones here.