Award-winning Yorkshire manufacturer, Andel, has just wrapped up its Export Distributor Conference, which brought together dealers and partners from all corners of the globe including the Americas, Europe and Asia.
The conference comes as the Huddersfield-based manufacturer celebrates a 25% increase in export sales last year. Delegates attended from more than seven countries across the world – an increase from five at the last conference in 2015.
Guests previewed two new product launches and took part in an ideas workshop for future development. Andel’s Managing Director, Julie Greenwood, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome so many of our partners from abroad. ‘Exports are part of our growth strategy. They were up 25% in 2017 and we are aiming for further 50% growth in 2018.
‘There are huge benefits to trading overseas and it is becoming more important because of Brexit. By widening the marketplace, we can spread business risk. Companies which trade all over the globe are more protected against any change in their European sales position.