Lancashire firm on UKTI trade mission

Graham James OBE, Director of Flexcrete Technologies Limited.
Graham James OBE, Director of Flexcrete Technologies Limited.

A Leyland-based firm has enjoyed a VIP trip to Singapore and Malaysia alongside Prime Minister David Cameron and some of the UK’s most high profile ministers.

Graham James, director of Flexcrete Technologies Limited was invited on the Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

Flexcrete Technologies has been exporting the company’s products for some 30 years.

It enjoys a thriving export business with international agents and distributors in 65 countries worldwide and export sales accounting for some 50 per cent of its revenues.

The Trade Mission was organised by UKTI for Northern companies to gain insights into two of South East Asia’s most vibrant markets, Singapore and Malaysia.

Graham said: “This has been a wonderful opportunity for us to build contacts with new and existing distributors in South East Asia, as economic growth and development is expected to exceed the global average for the foreseeable future.

“We have been exporting for some 30 years now and we’re pleased to say that our export business is very strong.

“Taking South Asia as an example, our coatings have been used at Hong Kong International Airport and a recent project has seen the use of Flexcrete products to help improve the water supply system in Brunei.”

For the last three years, Flexcrete has been hailed as one of the North West’s leading exporters.

It has been awarded the prestigious title of ‘Export Champion’ by UKTI.