Treelocate wins £275k export order

Treelocate wins £275k export order

Northumberland-based Treelocate has completed a £275k export order for the Middle East, boosting exporting figures for the region.

The family-run business, based in Belford outside Berwick, exports artificial plants and trees to leisure and hospitality clients worldwide, with big name clients including the 7* Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain.

Established by brothers Mark and Jonny Nesbitt in 1995, the business has now grown to employ 40 people and achieves a turnover of £40m.

The firm also has a Dubai office to meet growing demand from the Middle Eastern market.

Treelocate has worked with the NECC International trade team since it began its exporting journey.

Mark said: “We initially worked with interior landscapers and supplied quite simple products for offices where live trees would have struggled to survive. 

“Our customer base then expanded to include a huge range of outlets such as garden centres, USA theme parks and supermarkets. 

“The Chamber has been a great support to us right from the outset. They helped us ensure we had all our ducks lined up so gave us confidence payment  would come in at the right time for our contracts.”

Brian Dakers, international trade manager, NECC said: “Tree Locate is a really innovative business which flies the flag for our region.  We help them send their products safely and cost-effectively to some of the world’s most spectacular places. 

“Our advice has supported them in getting benefit from EU Free Trade Agreements, enabling the business to price competitively using originating materials and passing on financial benefits to customers in a range of markets with which the EU has preferential arrangements.”

 

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