Now company wins royal recognition for international trade.
A “strategic choice” to grow in the US market following Brexit has paid off for a supplements company.
Lintbells – the maker of YuMove - has received a King’s Award for Enterprise for its work in international trade.
The accolade replaces the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, two of which the Hertfordshire based supplier of supplements for horses, dogs and cats has won previously.
Lintbells says it was “the risks from Brexit” that prompted it to expand internationally, most notably into America.
The company has since recruited staff, launched new products and sales channels, as well as acquired an HQ in the US.
Lintbells was founded in 2006 and exports to more than 20 countries. The company says its drive to push international sales has resulted in quintupling business outside the UK over the last five years.
CEO Fiona Hope added: “The whole team at Lintbells is delighted that our international growth has been recognised by such a prestigious award.
“We have worked hard to extend our global reach. To receive the first Enterprise Award from King Charles III makes this is a very special moment in Lintbells’ history.”