The photo above shows Crittall Windows’ managing director Stuart Judge (left), and its chairman John Pyatt, receiving the company’s Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 Award. It was presented at a gala dinner at London’s Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel.
Crittall was named as one of the top 100 exporting firms in the country, according to the league table published in the Sunday Times.
Within the UK’s south-east region, the manufacturer of steel windows has been ranked 11th in the value of international sales.
During the past two years, sales of Crittall’s products to foreign customers have grown by 58% netting, in 2016, some £4.5 million, 30% of its total earnings.
The statistics earned the company a place in the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 list. This is the third year that the list has been published, but the first time Crittall has entered the rankings.
Originally founded in 1849, Crittall is the world’s oldest continuous manufacturer of steel windows, and since the early 1900s, has developed operations in many countries across the globe.
In 2010, it received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in recognition of export achievements in the American market where it now ranks as the second largest supplier of steel windows.
Stuart Judge, Crittall’s managing director, said:
“We’re delighted to receive the award. The Sunday Times Lloyds SME accolade is a testament to the importance we attach to foreign markets for our world-beating products designed and manufactured here in Essex. It is further recognition of our commitment to export success.”