Mike wood mp philip duggan rt hon greg hands mp

The Minister of State for International Trade, the Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, has commended inaugural Export Award winner Boss Design Group for its overseas market growth.

International office furniture manufacturer Boss Design was announced as the winner of The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Export Award earlier this month, after being praised for having dramatically improved the company’s performance, growth, competitiveness, customer perception, and staff engagement.

The award was presented to Philip Duggan, export development manager at Boss Design, by the Minister and Mike Wood MP, Dudley South Member for Parliament, at a special Export and Growth event, organised by the British Furniture Confederation, at the House of Commons on 11 October 2016.

The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP, Minister of State for International Trade, said: “The UK furniture manufacturing sector plays a vital role in our economy and exports continue to grow, with UK furniture companies exporting more than £960m worth of goods last year - up by 23% since 2010.

“I am delighted to congratulate Boss Design Group for being awarded The Furniture Makers’ Company’s inaugural Export Award. I hope this great British export success story can inspire other companies to take advantage of the world of opportunity out there and to make the most of the worldwide demand for their products, skills and expertise.”

Michael Holmes, commercial director at Boss Design Group, said: “We are immensely proud to be flying the flag for British manufacture in export markets, and will continue to make international growth a priority.”