The Sunday Times International FastTrack 200 Awards Dinner

The Sunday Times International FastTrack 200 Awards Dinner took place on Tuesday 11th September at the Hilton, Park Lane, London.

 

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The Awards Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate the success of the businesses that are taking the best of Britain to markets across the globe.

All businesses included in the International FastTrack 200 are embracing international opportunities and exploring new routes for growth.

 

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The 200 companies included in the list have increased their international sales by an average of 62% a year, to a total of £10.1billion.   Together, they employ 106,000 staff and have added 24,000 jobs over the past 2 years.

The criteria for inclusion in this prestigious list are that the company must be UK registered, unquoted and not a subsidiary.   Total sales must be above £25million – with a positive operating profit over the previous 12 months.   International sales must exceed £1million per annum and account for a minimum of 4% of total sales.

Horizon International were proud to be included – as the only freight forwarding and logistics provider to feature.

Amongst the speakers at the event were Carol Kane, co-founder and joint chief executive of boohoo.com, which sells clothing and accessories online to 23 countries – and Steve Hewitt, chief executive of fitness clothing brand, Gymshark, which sells to 177 countries via 11 online stores.

 

Steve Hewitt Chief Executive of Gymshark

 

Carol Kane Co-Founder & Joint Chief Executive, Boohoo.com

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Attending the event on behalf of Horizon International were Founder & Chairman, Nigel Davies, Mark Talbot – UK / Ireland Managing Director and Richard Perriman, UK Supply Chain Development Manager.

 

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Nigel commented “Over the past decade, we have developed a range of new products and solutions for clients – combining our legacy in international freight forwarding with global logistics and supply chain management services.   We are continually investing in infrastructure, new facilities, IT solutions and most importantly people, to remain at the vanguard of a rapidly-changing industry.   This, punctuated with our emphasis on delivering the highest quality of service, has been paramount in maintaining the relationships with our customers, many of which have been with us for over 20 years.

I am very proud of what we have achieved and believe that our inclusion in this prestigious Sunday Times report is testament to the hard work, commitment and passion shown by our team in delivering a high quality service to our customers since our inception, 27 years ago”.