Ulster Carpets are delighted to have been awarded UK Exporter of the Year at the 3rd annual PwC Private Business Awards at London’s Guildhall on the 12th September. The glittering event was hosted by BBC World presenter, Naga Munchetty with Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne as guest speaker. Over 700 UK wide companies were nominated for an award with candidates being shortlisted to five in each category.
Export accounts for 70% of Ulster Carpets’ total sales with prestigious customers including the Burj Arab, Dubai, George V Paris and the Ritz Carlton, Toronto. Judges recognized not only success in terms of sales figures, but also the high quality of our product offering due to the unique capabilities of Ulster Carpets’ PSYLO™ technology. The announcement was well timed as it came as we concluded our annual sales conference in Denmark at Danfloor HQ (one of Ulster’s subsidiaries). Contract Sales Director, Elaine Patterson commented that the UK Exporter of the Year accolade was a “massive achievement for all the staff” and rewards significant focus on the growing Middle Eastern market and continued success in more established markets such as the US and Europe.
Kevin MacAllister, partner and private sector leader with PwC in Northern Ireland, said: “Ulster Carpets is an example to companies throughout the UK of how innovation and market focus can help create a global, internationally competitive business. This is a great win for the company, its management and workforce and everyone in the Northern Ireland business community should be rightly proud of this award.”