AN INVERCLYDE company has been recognised as part of a prestigious UK Government awards scheme.

Greenock-based paper and packaging firm PG Paper is among the ten 2024 winners of the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards announced today.

The awards celebrate the international sales success of small-medium businesses across the UK and provide a stepping stone for further growth and opportunity.

PG Paper - a global, award-winning pulp, paper and board company - has been honoured for its work to create markets and solutions to enable trade for paper and packaging products worldwide.

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The firm, which is based at the Custom House is one of Scotland’s largest trading companies, operating in over 60 countries with multiple global offices.

Commenting on PG Paper Company Ltd’s win, Dr Poonam Gupta OBE, CEO, said: “We're honoured and thrilled to receive this award, which recognises our 20-year commitment to exporting.

“It's fantastic to see our growth and trade strategy acknowledged.

“Moving forward, we're focused on expanding our export agreements, retaining loyal partners, and attracting new customers in existing and new markets to ensure our business's future success and achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

Minister for Exports Lord Malcolm Offord said: “We’re proud of our British exporters and these awards highlight some fantastic businesses punching above their weight and selling UK-made products around the world.

“I hope the winners serve as inspiration to others looking to get onto the exporting ladder and encourage more businesses to showcase the incredible talent and innovation of UK businesses selling abroad.”

Exporting plays a pivotal role in the growth and success of PG Paper, with 95 per cent of its sales being made overseas.

They exclusively represent multiple global mills in their strategic export markets, recently expanding their portfolio by becoming the exclusive distributor for selected Pankaboard specialty cartonboards in growing markets such as India.

Winning businesses receive an invitation to an evening Parliamentary Reception and receive a year’s free membership with the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT).

They will also win a digital badge, physical certificate and trophy and enjoy promotional activity across DBT channels, including individual profiles to share their export success.