A family-owned East Yorkshire security products manufacturer has been named as an 'Export Champion' by the Department for International Trade (DIT).
Heald is a designer and manufacturer of hostile vehicle mitigation security products.
Export accounts for about 80 per cent of the Hornsea-based company's revenue, with recent success in international markets including the US, Norway, Singapore, Australia and the Middle East.
Its range of security bollards and blockers secure high profile locations such as Norway's Avinor Airport, Beale Street Memphis, the French Quarter in New Orleans and a government facility in the US.
As an Export Champion, Heald will support other businesses across the Northern Powerhouse.
The Export Champion community is part of DIT's Exporting Strategy and has been introduced in response to a desire from businesses to receive peer-to-peer exporting support. As part of the programme, in 2020, there will be up to 150 Export Champions active across the North of England.
Heald managing director Debbie Heald said: "Export plays a significant part in our business success and I am therefore delighted that Heald has been recognised as one of the leaders in British export. We look forward to working with the DIT export community and sharing our export insights and advice with businesses looking to boost their export operations." Bev Mullin, DIT's deputy head of Region for the North West, said: 'Our Export Champions all display excellence in global ambition, and each is well-placed to help other local businesses explore their own exporting journey. It's great to have Heald on board as a 2020 Export Champion as they are a shining example, exporting around 70 per cent of their products around the globe."