Dental manufacturer Prima Dental has won the Made in Gloucestershire Export Award at the Gloucestershire Business Awards 2013 in recognition of its export success and dynamic business growth.
Organised by the leading regional publishers Gloucestershire Media, the prestigious awards seek to celebrate excellence and achievement in business across Gloucestershire.
The award scheme is now the biggest award event of its kind run by any regional newspaper group in the UK.
Nearly 800 guests from across the region’s business community gathered at the special gala awards ceremony on 3 October at The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse to celebrate the awards. The event was compered by Jill Douglas, journalist and TV sports presenter.
Richard Muller, managing director at Gloucester-based Prima Dental, said: 'We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award and be recognised for our export success. These awards play a great role in highlighting and celebrating the broad talent base across the region and we are delighted to be part of the success story.
'We have a great team at Prima Dental who have all contributed to this success and this accolade is testament to the commitment, quality and expertise of all our people. This really has been a team effort.'
Richard comments on Prima Dental’s trading success: 'Our consistent and persistent emphasis on export is the key driver of our success and future growth. It’s down to the combination of our significant investment in manufacturing technology, product innovation and our pioneering global marketing programme. The first half of 2013 has been exceptional for us and I am delighted to say that we are expecting another record trading year. 2014 will be another really exciting year for us and we continue to expand into new global markets and invest in new products and technology.'
This win for the Prima Dental team follows on from its success in the South West Business Insider International Trade Awards 2103 when the company won the Small Manufacturer of the Year Award.
Prima Dental is a world leader in the design and manufacture of precision dental instruments and quality dental products. It exports to over 85 countries world-wide and is also a market leader in the UK.
To capitalise on growing demand for its dental products across the globe, Prima Dental recently launched a range of innovative web-based tools. Harnessing digital technology and social media, the team developed an iPad App for dental clients – the first of its kind in its sector. Prima Dental also launched a new multi-tier website and a suite of e-learning tools, pioneering new ideas in dental e-learning for its clients and trade partners around the world.