The Queen's Awards Magazine 2016

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Squirrels UK Ltd squirrels uk ltd is delighted to celebrate being named a winner of the uk’s highest accolade for business success, the Queen’s award for Enterprise in international trade. Established in1970 from a market stall in Walthamstow by the Parents of David Yolland who now runs the company as Managing Director, Squirrels supply branded consumer goods throughout the UK and worldwide, working predominately in the food and Drink sector. Squirrels supplies a variety of outlets in its global network including discount and independent retailers, wholesalers and Internet retailers.The company has built a reputation for excellence in service quality, product availability and customer relationship. Squirrels have been exporting for many years, in 2013 under Sales Director Nathan Glover they have been more focused on growing their export sales. Utilising support services available such as the chamber of commerce and UKTI enabled the business to be more proactive in pursuing customers globally, as a direct result the company now exports worldwide. Squirrels export a wide range of ambient food products including confectionery, grocery, biscuits and soft drinks from all UK leading brands. In addition there are further plans to grow export sales by 50% per year over the next 5 products, from replacement brakes for an Aston Martin Vantage, to carbon fibre for a Lamborghini Aventador, from a sports exhaust for a Porsche 911, to an OE clutch and spares for a Ferrari F430. Scuderia is now the ‘go-to’ company within the UK and abroad for these parts for both retail and wholesale customers, and over the past three years the company has seen significant growth in sales across all major global markets. As a result, they have developed and expanded rapidly to keep up with demand, enabling them to provide a more efficient and cost-effective service. With over 50 years worth of experience in the trade between them, Scuderia’s staff are experts in the automotive field, priding themselves on the knowledge they possess and the outstanding service they offer. Scuderia Car Parts Ltd scuderia car Parts was founded by a pair of car enthusiasts in 2002 with the aim of supplying and installing specialist sports exhaust equipment to the growing uk supercar market. now in 2016, it is an award-winning, international distributor of original Equipment parts, tuning products and genuine accessories to over 85 countries around the world. Scuderia offer a wide range of

This, along with the transformation of the logistics operation and website, has

considering new opportunities in emerging markets like Africa and South America in the future as they look to expand their reach yet further.

formed the bedrock for growth in export sales. Scuderia can provide a low-cost delivery price now they are in partnership with several household name couriers and freight forwarders, whilst the Scuderia Car Parts site is an industry leading source of information. The e-commerce website allows for transactions in different currencies, which is an essential part of satisfying a global customer base across various time-zones. Scuderia continues to grow and evolve in line with customer demands, whilst staying true to its belief in impeccable customer service. They will be

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years with particular focus on their own brand products under the ever expanding Thurston’s Fine foods label. Squirrels joined Kitwave Wholesale group in 2015 with relocation to larger premises in Luton to accommodate unprecedented growth in both Export and Domestic sales. “Winning The Queen’s Award will put us on the map and help us tap into new markets worldwide” said David Yolland, “We are extremely proud and honoured to receive this prestigious award which would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of every single member of team Squirrels” SQUIRRELS UK LTD Preservation House, Airport Way, Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 9LF Tel: +44 (0)1708 344 666 Fax: +44 (0)1708 371 879 h SquirrelsUkLtd I @SquirrelsUk


Above and below: Members of Team Squirrels

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