At CPR, we're really proud to be making waves at home as well as internationally as a consistently growing Welsh company. We were thrilled to be shortlisted for the UK Export Awards in the Innovation in Exporting Category. Last week a small part of the team travelled up to London to attend the awards and listen to its key speakers discuss the future of exporting for the business in Britain.
The event took place at The Grange Hotel at Tower Bridge and was hosted by Global Trade Review and The Manufacturer. It was wonderful to see a range of notable sponsors back the event, including the Institute of Export and International Trade, UK Export Finance, Falcon Group, Wells Fargo and Santander to name a few. The Awards Speaker was Graham Cole, with a wealth of experience in the motor industry and has been a member of both the CBI Chairman's Committee and the International Advisory Group of the British Chambers of Commerce, there are fewer people who would speak with more authority on exports than him. His speech focused on the positives of exporting as well as reflecting on his long and illustrious career and the growth and changes that he has seen in the industry.
After a stunning three-course meal and Cole's wonderful speech, the awards took place. Having seen the other contenders in our category and the general quality of all the finalists it was difficult to know where we would sit. With a vast variation in industries and companies the export it was a proud moment to have gotten that far through the process. We are thrilled however to have won in our category of Innovation in Exporting and are incredibly proud to be one of the quickest growing companies in Wales. Exporting plays a large part in our success and our approach to gaining an international market has always been part of our strategy.
We'd like to thank the Export Excellence Awards and Natwest for sponsoring our category. We are also very grateful to the judges who unanimously thought we were deserving of the accolade.