GDHA chief exec becomes Export Champion

24 Oct, 13

Denver Hewlett is appointed UKTI representative

Chief executive of cooking appliance manufacturer Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA), Denver Hewlett has joined UK Trade and Investment for the launch of Export Champion 2014.

This initiative is for local businesses in the North West and is designed to offer local businesses peer-to-peer support.

Hewlett will provide practical support and mentoring to local companies and entrepreneurs taking their first steps into international markets. He has led his team into more than 13 countries and, last year, GDHA won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

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In addition, the company also scooped North West Exporter at the Business Masters Awards. GDHA announced its intention to export its Stoves, Belling and New World appliances in 2009 and over the last four years and grown its revenue by 880%.

Glen Dimplex Home Appliances recently acquired UK-based Britannia Living.