Pollite named Winner for Micro Exporter of the Year at the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2017!
We are delighted to announce that Pollite have won Micro Exporter of the Year at the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2017. Managing Director, Adrian Harrison and Sales and Business Development Manager, Richard Landsbury collected the award on behalf of the company at a ceremony at the Leeds Marriott hotel, UK.
The Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2017 celebrate excellence in international trade across the North of England. They reflect upon PD Ports firm commitment and investment in supporting export growth to drive economic prosperity across the North of England. They recognise that exporting and international trade remain central to the UK’s economic growth agenda and these awards honour those emerging wealth creating companies that are selling their products and services overseas in international markets.
The Micro Exporter of the Year award was searching for a company that achieved export growth through sales and market penetration and Pollite proved they are the perfect candidate for the award. They were seeking a company who used innovative market strategies to extend their export potential; and that’s exactly what we did.
As a small business, we have had to be strategic in the territories and countries that we target. Over the last 3-4 years we have worked hard to break into historically, a highly protected market, and now can boast of completed jobs in each of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) amongst others.
Some notable projects in 2016 include Jan Mayen (a remote island in the middle of the Norwegian Sea), St Helena, Mauritania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Azores.
This is a true David and Goliath story. As a small, privately owned business, we have managed to create a completely new product, break into a very closed, safety conscious market to become a highly respected, thought leader in the industry with a presence in over 60 countries. We have literally taken every opportunity possible to break into the export market. We did not let the size of our competitors faze us; in fact we used it to our advantage. Managing Director Adrian Harrison said,
“It’s taken a tough skinned, innovative approach and lots of blood, sweat and tears to reach this point in such a short period of time but we are enormously proud of what we have achieved and have set our sights even higher for the future.”
2017 EVENTS CALENDAR
Here is a list of the events we will be attending throughout 2017.
World ATM Congress 2017 in Madrid on 7th – 9th March
Airport Solutions 2017 in Turkey on 11th – 12th April
The Airport Show 2017 in Dubai on 15th – 17th May
The British – Irish Airports Expo in Birmingham on 7th – 8th June
Inter Airport Europe in Munich on 10th – 13th October. We will be exhibiting at this event so feel free to stop by for a chat.
Pollite provides Approach System to one of the World’s Most Remote Cities
Recently, Pollite provided Perth with an approach system for the airport which is Australia’s 4th largest. We worked with ADB Safegate to upgrade the airport’s lighting infrastructure allowing for Category III landings.
Perth Airport is situated on the country’s western coast and is blessed with clear weather almost all-year-round. However, it’s also one of the most isolated airports in the world, so when it suffers from one of its 10 or so days of fog per year, the diversions for airlines and passengers are extreme. Upon bad weather conditions international flights need to divert to Adelaide in South Australia which is more than two hours away.
So, this project arose in order to weather proof the airport and give it a full CAT III upgrade which would reduce the burdened costs of fuel, transportation and hotels of stranded passengers that are accumulated in bad weather diversions. The project will be completed in 2018 and will incorporate 3800 lights to to ensure that the complete airfield is compliant to CAT III conditions at all times.
An aircraft will then be able to land in low visibility conditions to a distance of 50m, down from the current 800m. Perth Airport will soon be capable of offering its airlines and passengers a seamless integrated flow that will lead the way in to the future for the capital city airports in Australia.
Pollite are extremely proud to be working on this project and pleased to be strengthening their relationship with Australia.
WORLD ATM CONGRESS 2017
We will be exhibiting at the World ATM Congress 2017 in Madrid on 7th – 9th March 2017. If you would like to set up a meeting during the event email Richard on Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org