Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lichfield firm celebrates securing £500,000 of overseas orders

A Lichfield business is celebrating after securing £500,000 in new export orders in February.

Cutlery firm Arthur Price took centre stage at events in Birmingham and Frankfurt, the company will now be supplying products to countries including Mongolia, Finland, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria and Iceland, while new distributor agreements have been signed in New Zealand and Singapore.

The company’s CEO Simon Price said: “This country is very good at knocking itself but we should realise our expertise and tap into the desire by many countries for British-made brands.

“We have some of the best trained and skilled people in the world. At Arthur Price we have a factory in Birmingham, the city of a thousand trades, and another in Sheffield, the home of British cutlery.

“I’m delighted with the spread of countries we are now exporting to and with new territories we hope to expand even more.”

Kevin Flint, Arthur Price’s export manager, said the international demand for their products showed the future was bright for the Lichfield business.

He explained: “We have sold our cutlery and gifts all over the world for many years but have been recently researching new distributors across the globe, particularly Eastern Europe and the Middle and Far East.

“What is pleasing is that we have been approached on many occasions with potential buyers mentioning our reputation.

“There is definitely a general perception of British goods being amongst the best in the world.”

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