Sandon Global round off the year with festive cheer
In a busy end to an eventful year Sandon Global have landed a series of awards this month.
The British Chambers of Commerce annual awards ceremony took place at the House Of Commons where SME’s from across the country came together for a gala dinner to mark the outstanding achievements of UK firms. As an active member of the St Helens Chamber Sandon Global received the Highly Commended, Export Business of the Year Award at this illustrious event.
John and Richard Millington pictured at the House of Commons.
This achievement was followed up with further recognition of the Northwest business in the international markets this year. In their own words the Business Insider Magazine celebrated “EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION IN OVERSEAS TRADE” at their International Trade Awards on December 6th at The Lowry Hotel, Manchester compered by sports journalist and presenter Manish Bhasin. Representatives from Sandon Global were delighted to receive the “Highly Commended - International Company of the Year (up to £10m turnover)” award. CEO John Millington commented on both awards “This is recognition of the hard work and dedication of our staff and representatives worldwide. Our intention is to build on this success; exploring new and developing markets to strengthen our position in a competitive and frankly uncertain market environment for UK companies.”
Keen to be an industry leader as opposed to a follower Sandon Global have a very clear vision for the future with several “key projects” underway. Managing Director Richard Millington remarked “2019 will be a pivotal year for our business. Regardless of the uncertainty surrounding BREXIT we have developed a defined 5-year plan. As many UK businesses we cannot stand still and wait, so decisions have been made that will excite our customers, staff and strategic partners alike.”
Although not able to divulge the details, at the time of distribution it is known a new management structure, fresh rebrand including new international website services and a purpose-built manufacturing facility are all in the pipeline.
Finally, during this season of goodwill and festivities it is nice to finish on a positive attitude towards social responsibility.
In support of its local borough Sandon Global have purchased over £1,750.00 in children’s Christmas presents for the local “Child In Need” Service. The dedicated team at Halton Borough Council distribute gifts to families who are unable to provide much in the way of Christmas presents for their own children at this time of year.
Sandon Global have donated gifts for a broad range of children’s ages for the past 6 years. This year’s donation includes a mix of toys, toiletries, games, sports equipment and books.
CEO John Millington commented. “I hope this gesture will at least bring a smile to local kids’ faces on Christmas Day.” He adds. “Our business has been based in Runcorn for over 14 years and we know how hard the team at Halton work to support families in the borough with limited resources. It is easy when leading busy lives to forget about people who struggle to provide for their families at this time of year.” All in all, quite a year, with a clear statement of intent. Sandon Global are set to hit 2019 running.