Global Freight salutes award success

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners at the Shropshire Business Awards 2014!

We were delighted to once again sponsor the International Trade category which saw four worthy finalists battle it out for top honours.

Scooping the award was Hawk Group, one of the largest construction equipment and agricultural equipment hire companies in the UK. The company offers a variety of services to the overseas construction industry, including machinery hire, contracting, health and safety consultancy and training!

Also sharing plaudits as finalists on the night in the International Trade category were 3CL Cooling, which designs, installs, and services, environmentally-friendly refrigeration systems; Jesmonite Limited which sells its non-toxic moulding material used for projects such as architecture, restoration, sculpture as well as the production of TV and film sets and Red Step Marketing which has been particularly successfully in helping manufacturing firms gain a foothold in China.

Managing director of Global Freight, Nicole Howarth, said: “These companies all demonstrated a forward-thinking and structured approach to trading overseas and an understanding of different cultures and practices in foreign markets.

They also showed how they were training staff to communicate efficiently and effectively with overseas clients; tailoring products or processes to meet needs of different marketplaces. Importantly, judges could see how international trade was improving the performance of the businesses.

I was delighted to see the strength and depth in the companies which entered this category. Many of them are SMEs and competing on a global playing field with larger companies and they are proof that small companies can do big business overseas.

We’re delighted HAWK has won this award – as a previous winner of a Shropshire Business Award ourselves, we know what a difference it makes to the company and the workforce to see its efforts recognised in such a public way.”

Hundreds of people attended the glittering ceremony last Friday at the Telford International Centre.