Manchester-based snack brand Ten Acre exports to more than 40 countries and in just under two years has been recognised by the UK government to be an export champion for the Department of International Trade (DIT).
Led by CEO Tony Goodman, Ten Acre will now spread the word about the benefits of international trade, and aim to inspire other businesses to consider the export route. Through the initiative, the DIT wants to encourage and support companies in the North West to take up the export challenge, boosting overseas sales of regional products.
"When we launched Ten Acre we knew that export was a vital part of our business plan as the brand's credentials also open up a wide number of potential markets around the world," said Goodman.
"The Prime Minister's recent comment that we should all "get out into the world, trade and do business around the globe' is a positive message that all British companies should consider. At Yumsh Snacks (the company behind Ten Acre) we already export to more than 40 countries and we look forward to further expansion in the future."
Bev Mullin, partnerships manager for the DIT North West Regional Team, added: "DIT NW are thrilled that Ten Acre have agreed to become one of their export champions. In doing so, they join an elite group of businesses who have been hand-picked to inspire and motivate those inexperienced in international trade, by promoting the benefits of exporting through their own success and sharing their extensive exporting knowledge and experience. They will be a key part of our strategy to inspire non-exporters to get started and new exporters to do more by bringing to life our tailored advice and support, which they have used extensively throughout their export journey."