Pocket springs supplier Spinks Springs, part of Leeds, England-based Harrison Spinks, won The Furniture Makers’ Company’s third annual Export Award.
Spinks Springs was among three businesses shortlisted for the award who attended a judging day at Furniture Makers’ Hall in London on July 25. The other two were Gosling Ltd. and Ocee International.
Spinks Springs’ export business has grown by 500% since 2015, with exports now accounting for 17% of its sales, the company said in a news release.
Ian Owen, European sales manager at Spinks Springs, said: “We are delighted to have been granted The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Export Award. We feel that this award reflects our commitment to exporting quality components for bedding, furniture and other markets and the hard work of the Spinks Springs team. We’re pleased to see that our strategy of taking patented innovative components into new international markets has been recognized by such an iconic and prestigious body.”
Hayden Davies, master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “By implementing a clear export strategy, Spinks Springs has quickly positioned itself as a world leader in innovative spring technology and seen subsequent rapid growth. The key when entering new markets is having the expertise to understand the landscape, and through the recruitment of agents and undertaking market research within new territories, Spinks Springs has achieved this. We salute the company’s success in flying the flag for British innovation abroad.”