Friday, 29 July 2011

Hyndburn companies that should be included in the 'Made by Britain' business list

Made By Britain is a project of the All Party Manufacturing Group, APMG, designed to address the reputation problems facing the manufacturing sector. All 650 MPs have been asked to find a product that is manufactured in their constituency today that exports British made products abroad. The objective is to draw up a diverse and comprehensive picture of contemporary British industry.

Here are just some of my suggestions and I am looking for more from Haslingden & Hyndburn. At the foot are the contact details for UKTI, the governments industry advisers.

Bamboo Textiles is a company whose product does have potential in overseas markets and UKTI could be able to help them in this regard. I have alerted UKTI to the company. (I also helped design their logo!)

Emerson and Renwick, a company I have helped are working with UKTI Gateway to Global Growth Programme. UKTI are now helping with the Governments Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) could help them to increase their trade in Russia, in particular, and other overseas markets as well.

Senator are trying to penetrate markets in Australia and United Arab Emirates. A company with exceptional growth that now employs around 1000 staff making furniture.

Langtec Ltd, based on Altham Industrial Estate. The company won the Queens Award for International Trade in 2006, they manufacture mica and frp products and are exporting over 40% of output to countries such as USA, Germany, France, Ireland and even China.

Metflex Precision Moulding, in Great Harwood. Just relocated, last year, to brand new, purpose built premises and have increased the workforce to cater for the growing demand for their products. They are currently selling into USA, Malaysia and most European countries.

Caligen Foam

Surface Coatings

William Blyth

Callendar Engineering

Andrew Industries

Reach Global
IT firm - Reach Global is a global group of technology companies specialising in online advertising, digital media, internet portals, acquisitions, property.

Icon Designs
Upholstery, top quality leather chairs as well as innovative memory foam manufacture and distribution. Concentrated on memory foam mattresses and some pillow production supplying over 600 shops. Progressed into the manufacturing of sofa beds, beds, head boards, contract furniture and with the emphasis still on memory foam mattresses, its production ranged on mattresses and pillows.

Added foam conversion unit providing Icon Designs to extend its range of foam products, and also be a service to a range of manufacturing arras from play areas, to office furniture, sports mattresses, domestic furniture, bedding, and all other foam related areas

They can be followed on Twitter @MadeByBritain

Kick-start your success in world markets - 
take advantage of our bespoke service that puts your business directly in touch with UKTI staff in overseas offices. They can help you access vital information and contacts, understand the market environment and identify opportunities. They can also help you set up meetings or promotional events. To find out more information about our Overseas Market Introduction Service contact your International Trade Adviser on 0845 603 7053 or email

UKTI North West International Trade Team
Business Support Solutions
North West International Trade Centre
Warren Bruce Court
Warren Bruce Road
Trafford Park
M17 1LB

Tel: 0845 603 7053
Web site: