Plymouth-based luxury bed maker, Vi-Spring, has been named as a finalist for the National Business Awards, for International Growth Business of the Year.
Vi-Spring will compete against nine other firms to win the prestigious accolade, with the winner being announced at a gala awards ceremony on 12 November. Other shortlisted companies include special effects business, The Foundry, luxury mixer brand, FeverTree, and international call company, Lycamobile UK.
Vi-Spring’s MD, Mike Meehan, says: “We have a very special product and are proud to to be flying the flag for British hand-craftsmanship on an international stage. As a team we have been very successful in growing both our domestic and export markets in recent years, and it’s great that the National Business Awards’ judging panel have recognised our achievements”.
Alex Evans, programme director for the National Business Awards and judge for the International Growth category, says: “With consistently growing global revenues, Vi-Spring is taking its hand-crafted British-made beds to the US, Asia and Middle East, and winning awards for growth and quality along the way”.
Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of entries, and the companies will now prepare to make presentations to expert juries who will decide the category winners. The overall winners across all 17 categories will be revealed at the awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Evans concludes: “The quality of finalists is outstanding every year – with Britain’s most promising new businesses and most impactful social enterprises recognised alongside top performing SMEs and the most sustainable mid-market and large cap firms”.
The National Business Awards supports The Prince’s Trust, a charity that offers practical and financial support to young people who need it.