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Rosehill Polymers Group named Export Champion by Department for International Trade

Posted on 01 April 2020

Sowerby Bridge based Rosehill Polymers Group has been recognised as an Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT) following its continued expansion into a range of overseas markets. As an Export Champion the company will offer practical advice and encouragement to other businesses in the Northern Powerhouse Region looking to break into new export markets.

The Export Champion Community is part of the DIT’s Exporting Strategy, launched by the International Trade Secretary in February 2019 following requests from businesses wishing to receive peer-to-peer exporting support. The initiative is designed to get businesses thinking globally by raising the profile of successful exporters and normalising exporting across the country. By the end of 2020, there will be up to 150 Export Champions active across the north of England.

Founded in 1988, Rosehill Polymers Group employs over 100 people and is a market leader in the design, development and manufacture of polymer systems with divisions spanning a range of industries including highways, offshore oil, gas and renewable energy, rail, sports and play, and security.

Dr Alexander Celik, Group Managing Director of Rosehill Polymers Group, said: “Over half of what we manufacture is exported and it’s a growing part of our business, so we’re delighted to be recognised by the Department for International Trade for our success in this area. We’ll be redoubling our efforts to support any regional businesses looking to either start exporting or break into new markets and will be encouraging other local exporters to do the same.”

Paul Stowers, DIT’s Head of Region for the North West, said: “Our Export Champions have all displayed excellence in global ambition, and each is well placed to help other local businesses navigate their own exporting journey. Any business looking to enter new markets, or start exporting for the first time, should get in touch with their local DIT International Trade Adviser to find out how exporting could help them reach their full growth potential.”

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade.