Awards and Press

 Winner of the 2016 National Manufacturing Family Business of the Year Award

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We were delighted and proud when Playdale were announced winners of the Family Business United’s national 2016 Manufacturing Family Business of the Year Award! Family Business United works with family businesses and their professional advisers to bring the family business community together. Read more.

ITV Border – News Article

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We were happy to welcome ITV Border News to head office to talk about our export success.

Runner Up in the Rising Star category at the UKTI’s North West of England Greater China Awards 2016

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A great night was had by all at the UKTI’s North West of England Greater China Awards 2016. Here’s our Export Account Manager Stephanie Tootill and Export Coordinator Sarah Spencer with our award for runner up in the Rising Star category. Well done to all involved!

Winner of  the National Business Exporter of the Year award at the FSB Worldpay UK Business Awards 2016winners_exporter 1

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We were extremely happy and proud of the whole Playdale team when we won the National Business Exporter of the Year award at the FSB Worldpay UK Business Awards 2016. Read more.

Double Winner of the Exporter of the Year Award AND the Rising Star Award


We were delighted to win the Exporter of the Year Award along with our very deserving export account manager Stephanie Tootill winning the Rising Star award, at the CN Group Business Awards 2015. Read more

Winner of the Emerging Exporter Award

Emerging Exporter Award

We were immensely happy and proud to win the Emerging Exporter Award at the Insider’s North West International Trade Awards 2014. Read more.

UKTI’s Exporting is GREAT

We were chosen as one of the businesses to feature in the UKTI’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ national campaign. Read more.

Export Champions 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

We are very proud to be named as one of the top 30 Export Champions in the North West for three years running, and we are one of Cumbria’s most successful exporters. Read more.

ITV Border Report


On the back of our export success we were delighted to be featured in a report for ITV Border news which was broadcast in January 2015. Read more.

National Press Coverage


We were also featured in the Financial Times, The Spectator and a number of national publications for UKTI’s Exporting is GREAT campaign.