Export success is ITV News-worthy


 

Did you spot us on the local news last week?

We had a phone call last Wednesday morning from ITV Border News asking if they could call in to Playdale head office in Haverthwaite, to do some filming which would be included in a news article to be broadcast that same evening. We were of course delighted to welcome them.

Kate Walby, ITV Border reporter, visited our head office in Haverthwaite, interviewed our export coordinator Sarah Spencer and took some shots from around the business. It was a great experience and we were excited to see the finished report go on air to the England/Scotland border region later that day.

in body of news story itv van

We were even given a tour around the ITV News van with all its hi tech editing equipment!

The news report features two Cumbrian businesses in the south of the county who are forging strong trading links with China. Thanks to our ongoing export success we were approached by ITV to feature alongside Kendal Nutricare. Rob Johnston, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce also features in the report, confirming that there is a wealth of export opportunity out there.

itv border image within news story

Interviewing Sarah in the factory

Don’t worry if you missed it, you can watch the full report here.


Related articles

A Brief Playdale Playgrounds History
Tuesday, 7th September 2021

Who We Are Playdale today is a family concern, steered with care by our employees from our base in Cumbria. However the company has a long history, and over such a span of time, many changes and evolutions have happened. From a timber business operated out of the family farm, to an innovative and market-leading […]

BBC Breakfast comes to Playdale!
Friday, 18th December 2020

Did you spot us on national television earlier this week? We were absolutely delighted to welcome BBC Breakfast to Playdale HQ on Monday 14th December. The outside broadcast business news film crew arrived as dawn was breaking over Haverthwaite, South Cumbria which meant a 5am start for some members of #Team Playdale. Live broadcasts from […]

An award-winning night at the BOFTAs for Playdale
Friday, 1st March 2019

Last night in Durham, International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP presented Playdale’s MD Barry Leahey with a BOFTA (Board Of Trade) award which is in recognition of our excellence in international trade, our innovation, creativity and entrepreneurialism. The Department of International Trade’s BOFTAs have been launched as a series of regional competitions around the […]