Loadhog joins the community of fastest-growing SME exporters in Britain.

1st March 2017

Loadhog, Sheffield's innovative returnable and reusable transit packaging innovator, is one of only two city companies to appear on the third annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table ranking Britain's private small and medium-sized companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

Securing 37th place, the employee-owned company, now with 69 employees, was established in 2003 by Hugh Facey, chairman of the Gripple group, of which Loadhog is a member. Selling into various industries with a wide range of pioneering containers, lids and pallet solutions, working with the likes of Heineken, Jaguar Land Rover and Posten Norgen, Loadhog has recorded strong sales to Europe, helping exports achieving £3.3m in 2015. Loadhog's managing director, Shaun Khan said: -This was a wonderful surprise. I believe this prestigious and coveted accolade has been achieved by our staff focussing on building sales globally, particularly in Europe. I am proud of their efforts and they richly deserve this 'pat on the back'. With nine companies making the league table compared to five last year Yorkshire was the fastest growing region in Britain. The companies' international sales have grown by an average of 83 per cent a year over the last two years to a total of £54m, and together employing 700 people. The league table is supported by the government's Exporting is GREAT campaign. International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox said: -Companies are seizing the huge international demand for innovative UK products and services. We want more businesses to take advantage of this global opportunity, which is why we're supporting the SME Export Track 100 and why we launched our new trade hub, great.gov.uk, providing free local advice, financial and regulatory support and live export opportunities to businesses across the UK.

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