Grimsby bird food and bait exporter recognised at new Board of Trade Awards

A Grimsby food and bait exporter has been recognised for its outstanding contribution to international trade and investment.

Haith’s, which is based on Genesis Way in Grimsby, has received one of only four Board of Trade Awards, a new accolade launched by International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox.

In March 2018, the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade launched the Board of Trade Awards to recognise excellence in trade and investment.

The new trade award is set to be a ‘hallmark of British quality’ with the aim that awards will become a globally-recognised certificate of excellence.

Only four companies in the UK have been awarded this accolade, these include:

  • Engineering group Arup (North West)
  • The Anglesey Sea Salt Company – Halen Môn (North Wales)
  • Bird feed and fish bait producers John E Haith – Haith’s (Yorkshire and the Humber)
  • Blue Kangaroo Design, a Gateshead-based creative agency (North East)

Simon King Associate Director at Haith’s said: “When I think of the dynamic businesses operating within Yorkshire and the Humber, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed and proud for Haith’s to be the only exporter in the region recognised with a Board of Trade Award for 2018.”

Dr Fox added: “The judging panel was impressed with the way in which Haith’s has grown from being a well-established brand in the UK to a successful exporter and recognised brand overseas in recent years.

“The judges commented on the company’s notable ambition and innovative approach to opening up opportunities overseas via e-commerce.”