TranslateMedia were shortlisted for The International Trade Excellence in Innovation Award at this year’s International Trade Awards 2012. Now entering their fifth year, the International Trade Awards, sponsored by American Express Foreign Exchange Services, are the only UK wide business awards to exclusively recognise the excellence achieved by the UK’s leading exporters and importers.
Despite the challenges posed by current global economic conditions, UK companies are still competing on the International stage and the 2012 International Trade Awards celebrates these ventures and successes. Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Green, who introduced last year’s gala lunch and awards, said that “exporting is ‘not just good for Britain’, but that it is ‘essential for Britain’.”
Patrick Eve, Managing Director of TranslateMedia said: “The International Trade Awards recognise the nation’s most innovative and entrepreneurial businesses in the international market. The TranslateMedia team work hard to assist clients in their international business efforts, and we are proud to have been shortlisted for an award in 2012.”
This year’s awards were held at The Brewery on 10th December where a panel of industry experts, including Parveen Thornhill, Regional Director for UKTI London, Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export & International Trade, Allan Biggar, CEO Xperiamedia, Rocco Magno, General Manager FX IP at American Express Europe Limited and Michael Wilson, editor and entrepreneur, announced the winners.
Applicants were competing in four categories, the Small to Medium Sized Company of the Year Award, Excellence in Innovation Award, New Frontiers Award and Company of the Year Award.
“The standard was incredibly high, particularly for the main award where the judges were torn between some very impressive entries. There were some very difficult choices to make,” said Rocco Magno.
“It is pleasing to see such a high standard across the board as it shows that there is real hope for the economy, and that there are a huge number of excellent businesses out there.”