Newtownabbey based company Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) has been crowned 2016 Small Business Exporter of the Year at the recent Business Eye First Trust Small Business Awards.
ESF took the award in recognition of their excellent success over the last 12 months in supplying into 10 new export countries with new clients that included McDonalds and the National Theatre. Attended by 400 of the top small business owners and clients in Northern Ireland, the prestigious awards, now in their second year, were sponsored by First Trust Bank and organised by Business Eye.
Alan Lowry, CEO and Managing Director of ESF collected the award at the ceremony hosted by UTV’s Mark Mallet. Speaking after the awards Alan said:
“ This award is the result of what has been a tremendous team effort at ESF and I wish to acknowledge the diligence and hard work by all involved in what is a very competitive market. We found ourselves up against some very worthy competition in our category in M&M Contractors, David Henderson and Lignum Interiors and I would wish to extend my congratulations to them.”
Established locally by Alan & Caroline Lowry in December 2012, and through support from Invest NI, ESF has now secured business in 14 export countries. The ongoing success has been created through their innovation and integrated technology, as well as their themed street furniture products for the experience attraction market globally.
Overseas trade mission and exhibitions have been the catalyst for the success and ESF is currently designing and tendering for many new and exciting theme park projects globally.
More information on ESF and the company’s achievements to date can be found on ESF’s website.