The Deluxe Group has been presented with a Board of Trade Award (BOFTA) by International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP in recognition of its exporting success for exceptional performance in international trade.
The BOFTAs celebrate businesses that bring innovation and prosperity to the UK through exporting, inward investment or demonstrating an innovative approach to entering international markets.
The Deluxe Group specialises in the design, manufacture and fitting of leisure, entertainment, luxury hospitality, theme parks and prime residential developments. The company operates from state-of-the-art facilities in Portadown and has grown its reputation internationally in the visitor attraction sector having completed multi-million-pound contracts with Motiongate Dubai. The company also recently secured projects with major theme park clients in Orlando and Japan.
Commenting on the award, Colm Connolly, Director at The Deluxe Group, said:
“We are proud to have been rewarded for our international export efforts with this year’s BOFTA, and value the recognition that the award brings to our international market development in leisure and entertainment. Our overseas success in delivering thrilling leisure attractions shows tangible results from the Department for International Trade’s investment in promoting the UK’’s creative industries in the growing international experience economy.”
The Deluxe Group received a BOFTA as the Board of Trade visited Northern Ireland for the first time in its almost 400-year history.
Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, added:
“I was delighted to present The Deluxe Group with a BOFTA. The company is contributing to a stronger economy not just for Portadown and Northern Ireland, but for the UK as a whole.
“My international economic department is committed to supporting more businesses in Northern Ireland to expand and sell overseas. Last year alone we provided £33 million of UK Export Finance support to exporters from Northern Ireland, which has already resulted in more than £46 million worth of overseas sales.”