Northern family business Gate 7 has been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise International Trade 2018.
The UK division of the company is run by MD Kate Whickham, who has been with the company since 2005. The firm is a specialist component manufacturer with its head office in the North East, supplying decals and vehicle livery worldwide to the automotive sector.
In addition to running the business with a team of 44 employees, Kate Whickham leads the overseas export in Europe, North America and India, currently accounting for 60% of Gate 7’s revenue.
MD Kate Whickham said “It’s a huge honour to receive this award for the second time especially following the recent and significant increase of sales of 38%. When Gate 7 last received the award In 2005, it was the spring board for the company’s success and credibility in a competitive exporting market.
“It is a credit to the team at Gate 7 and all the hard work they have put in and also testament to how far we have come. We expect continued growth through 2018/19 with our current customer base and new business acquired in 2017.”
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