Katy Sue's Sue Balfour and Neil Stephenson with staff, who have signed the South Tyneside Pledge.

Katy Sue Designs Honoured as Exceptional Exporter by UK Government

South Tyneside based Katy Sue Designs has been highly commended in the Department for Business and Trade’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards.

Now in their second year, the awards celebrate the international sales success of small-medium businesses across the UK and provide a stepping stone for further growth and opportunity.

Katy Sue Designs is an award-winning company specialising in crafting innovative food safe silicone moulds and unique paper craft products. Proudly manufacturing in the UK, Katy Sue Designs brings an exceptional range of die-cut, foiled paper crafts, stickers, and more.

Sue Balfour, CEO of Katy Sue Designs
Sue Balfour, CEO of Katy Sue Designs

Based in South Shields Katy Sue Designs stands as a testament to British artistry. With a meticulous approach to design, manufacture and customer service, each product is lovingly crafted to superior standards right here in the UK. It was highly commended for its contribution to the UK’s Retail and Consumer Goods industry through our international trading success.

Katy Sue’s CEO, Sue Balfour said:

“It is an incredible achievement to be recognised by the UK government in this way, and it is testament to the hard work and creativity shown by our whole team right across the business”.

“Of course, we couldn’t do any of this without our fantastic customers around the world, who love and buy our products. This in turn means we can continue to design, manufacture and inspire cake decorators and crafters with our multi award-winning products in 49 countries worldwide”.

Minister for Exports Lord Offord said:

“We’re proud of our British exporters and these Awards highlight some fantastic businesses punching above their weight and selling UK-made products and services around the world.

I hope the winners serve as inspiration to others looking to get onto the exporting ladder and encourage more businesses to showcase the incredible talent and innovation of UK businesses selling abroad.”

Cabinet Office Minister Ester McVey said:

“Selling overseas is key to driving economic growth across the UK. As part of the GREAT campaign, it’s wonderful to celebrate these businesses who showcase the best of what Britain and Northern Ireland have to offer the world.”

For more information about Katy Sue Designs visit: https://katysuedesigns.com/

For more information about the Department for Business and Trade’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-honours-exceptional-exporters-with-prestigious-made-in-the-uk-sold-to-the-world-awards

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