West Design Products has been named one of Europe’s ‘One to Watch’ companies in the prestigious European Business Awards 2019.
The awards, now in its twelfth year, is one of world’s largest and longest-running business competitions. Last year, judges considered more than 111,000 companies from 34 countries for its awards.
By demonstrating exceptional achievement, innovation and an ethical approach to business, West Design has been selected as part of the UK’s 250 ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2019. Judges have shortlisted West Design alongside household names such as Boohoo, Dunelm, Dreams, Moonpig, Pets At Home and Monzo.
“We were thrilled to hear that we had been selected as one of the UK’s ‘One to Watch’ in the 2019 European Business Awards. It came completely out of the blue,” says Jo Bray, managing director – sales and marketing.
“It’s testament to the hard work that the team have put in over the last year following the successful acquisition and incorporation of docrafts and further significant investment in our operational capabilities.
"We continue to help our customers create their business success by becoming their single destination for the industry’s most acclaimed art and craft, stationery, toy and education brands.”
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: “The companies chosen as ‘Ones to Watch’ are the most inspirational, successful and dynamic in Europe.”
Companies on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list come from all sectors, from manufacturing to retail, agriculture to technology, and come in all sizes, from startups to billion-euro businesses.
West Design Products will now have the chance to compete in one of the 18 categories of this year’s European Business Awards to become a National Winner in their country. If successful, they will then take part in the Gala Final in December 2019, where the final 18 European winners will be announced.
West Design is a manufacturer, importer, distributor and wholesaler of quality art and craft, education, toy and stationery products across the UK and globally. Represented brands include Xcut, Papermania, Faber-Castell, Stephens, Craft Planet, Copic, Stick It!, Anita’s, Noteworthy, Creativity for Kids, Artiste, Colour Shaper and Marabu.