Export Business of the Year 2017: Meet the finalists
The following businesses are doing Britain proud by exporting their innovative products around the world. But who are they?
Glentham Life Sciences
Glentham Life Sciences supplies fine chemicals, raw materials, reagents and life science products for businesses and institutions involved in research and production. 95% of the company’s sales are exported, with Germany, Switzerland and the United States the business’ three biggest customers.
The online booking platform for container shipping, Kontainers gives shipping companies a complete digital experience by offering instant access to live rates, online booking, customs clearance and real-time tracking. It claims to save clients 90% of their time as well as increasing international sales and reducing costs.
Mous is an online store which manufactures and sells protective iPhone cases and accessories that contain thousands of micro air pockets that absorb impact. It doesn’t compromise on looks either, offering a range of covers in walnut, bamboo, black marble, black leather, carbon fibre and more.
Mr Lee’s Pure Foods
This emerging food brand has redefined the instant pot noodle and given it a healthier, more upmarket twist. Low in sugar with no artificial colourings, preservatives, MSGs or additives, Mr Lee’s Noodles lays claim to being significantly healthier than its competitors.
MysteryVibe is the company behind the smart vibrators that can be controlled via an app. Wireless and showerproof, the toy comes in a standard size of 21 cm length and is available in either purple or blue. It has shipped over 20,000 of its products to 55 countries worldwide in just under three years.
Belfast-based SaltDNA is a Cybersecurity 500 company that builds secure enterprise mobile communications solutions enabling “voice, messaging, conference calling and image transfer. In the last 12 months alone, it has seen rapid growth, expanding its partner programme to the US, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, UK, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, UAE, Switzerland and Spain.
Founded by beauty entrepreneurs Kintija Belska and Monika Ludwiczak, Sleek Brows offers 3D brow building and has two main forms of treatment, Sleek Brows and EverlastingBrows. The pair have flown 800,000 miles in a year to satisfy the interest of setting up new training centres across the world.
The patented backpack which allows the wearer to ‘swing’ the bag to their front without taking it off. Launched in late 2015, Wolffepacks have already been sold to users in more than 50 countries, via its website wolffepack.com and wholesale channels, across Japan, Korea, the US, France and Australia.