North-West based Foilco has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2019 for the first time. The award is deemed a royal seal of approval for the UK’s most outstanding businesses.
Employing 36 people, Foilco was set up in 1987 and has been supplying stamping foils to the print industry ever since.
Stamping foil creates the brightest metallic finish in printing. Its main applications are on whiskey labels, perfume bottles, book covers, greeting cards, luxury shopping bags and even wheelie bins.
It is used by everyone, everyday but most people wouldn’t even realise what it is.
Foilco has distributors strategically located in seven countries around the world and ship goods from its North West site to over 1850 businesses and printers globally, on a daily basis.
Paul Hornby, Managing Director, said: “We were recommended to enter for this award by the Department for International Trade due to the great strides we have made into exporting to new international markets in recent years.
“This award is a tribute to the hard work every member of the Foilco team put in to ensuring we give our customers the best possible products, matched with an unrivalled level of service.
“Foilco will be shouting proudly about this amazing achievement and using it as a tool to help us expand even further into international markets.”