Focus SB scoops Export Award at this year’s Made in The South East Awards
With winners remaining unannounced until the actual night, our chairman, Roger Kemp, and supply chain and NPI manager, Duncan Ray, attended the award ceremony. Both were stunned and delighted to accept the award on behalf of our company at the special black tie event organised by Insider Media Ltd.
We won the award in recognition of our company’s notable and historic achievement in becoming the first British and European manufacturer in our industry to be licensed to develop, manufacture and export electrical wiring accessories to China in October 2017; enabling us to supply British-made products into China’s multi-million dollar high-end residential and hospitality construction marketplace.
Pictured receiving the Export Award, Roger commented: "We were up against some stiff competition, and this is great recognition for all the team who have worked hard to achieve it."
Host, Insider business editor Philip Cunliffe said: “The sector in the South East continues to perform well in the face of challenging economic and political conditions”. He added: "According to the EEF’s recent Regional Manufacturing Outlook, productivity levels in the South East are higher than the national average and employment in the sector continues to increase. Of course the progress and achievements made are significant given the continued uncertainty over Brexit but it looks like businesses are continuing to invest and to innovate and this must auger well as we move into 2019."
Sponsors for the evening were HSBC UK and MHA Carpenter Box. James Pearce was compère.