West Design Products, the UK’s leading manufacturer, distributor and innovator of art and craft, education, toy and stationery products has recently been named as one of Europe’s ‘One to Watch’ companies in the prestigious European Business Awards 2019.

The awards, now in its 12th year, is one of world’s largest and longest running business competitions. Last year, they 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 Products has been selected as part of the UK’s 250 ‘Ones to Watch’ for 2019. Being shortlisted 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. Continuing 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”

He continued: “The talent and tenacity at the heart of these businesses creates jobs and drives Europe’s prosperity. This ‘Ones to Watch’ list of excellence is a benchmark of success for the rest of the European business community.”

Companies on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list come from all sectors; from manufacturing to retail, agriculture to technology, and all sizes; from start-ups 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.


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