We are absolutely delighted to announce another award for Reza Wood Designs. After a tough few years throughout this pandemic, we are so happy to have been selected by Heathrow Airport as one of 10 businesses selected across the UK to be a Global Britain Business Champion.
This award has come about as a result of our exporting success. Several years ago we won our first exporting award, Heathrow Airport's World of Opportunity exporting programme and grant to enable us to take our business to the next level and make our exporting plans a reality.
Winning that award generated a lot of interest in our business and we welcomed several high profile visitors and had some media coverage too.
Since then we've continued to grow the exporting side of our business and now have now exported to around 25 different countries. We're especially popular in North America and Germany where we also have a stockist.
Our exporting success is largely a result of ecommerce, we have an Etsy shop, and our persistence in trying to enter new markets. Through exporting we hope to share a little bit of the wonder of Scotland with others and love to think of our handmade creations being enjoyed by our customers all over the world, many of whom have Scottish connections.
You can find out more about the award on Heathrow Airport's Global Britain page. In addition, The Scotsman newspaper has also run an article about us today.
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, wherever you may be, without you we simply wouldn't exist so thank you for your support.
We'd also like to thank all our family, friends, other small business owners, Business Gateway, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Hisashi at FSB, all our stockists, Tom Barr for some amazing photos of Ali in action and everyone who's helped us along the way. Your help and assistance is much appreciated!
Thanks also to Heathrow Airport for all the support and encouragement we've received. It is truly valuable to small businesses like ours.
We are looking forward to even more success in the future!