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Go Britain Ltd reach Regional Finals of 2004 E-Commerce Awards

Go Britain Ltd (www.go-britain.com) is pleased to announce they have been nominated as finalists in the e-trading category of the 2004 E-Commerce Awards.

The E-Trading category covers companies who sell or trade goods and/or services on the Internet, including the receipt of payment. For several years Go Britain Ltd has been selling goods ranging from calligraphic maps through to exquisite Smoking Jackets to a worldwide audience and has achieved international acclaim for the quality of the goods it sells.

Ed Brown, Managing Director of Go Britain Ltd, said, “We are very proud to have reached the regional finals. Over the years we have developed a niche cluster of micro and small businesses that supply a range of high quality products. We are then able to deliver these high quality British products produced by regional artisans to an expanding international market. We hope to build on our success in reaching the regional finals to further develop our cluster of suppliers and address new markets.”

However, Go Britain Ltd acknowledges it has not always been easy. In the early days it successfully established a web site and a range of top quality suppliers. A steady growth of export sales resulted and the company was able to expand taking on more staff. Unfortunately, Foot & Mouth rapidly followed by the 9/11 tragedy, decimated sales. Just before Christmas 2001 the only order from New York was returned as the person who ordered it had died in the tragedy. “Those were bleak days and we considered shutting up shop” admits Ed Brown “But this was something I believed could succeed and deliver real benefits for small and micro businesses. So while working for another company I continued to battle on with the web site in my spare time and slowly the sales and exports returned.”

Ed has now returned to the company full-time and the last year has seen rapid improvement in sales and exports for the goods it supplies. While the traditional goods that have always sold well such as Smoking Jackets and Calligraphic Maps continue to sell new products such as Ceramics and Oil Paintings are also to selling in increasing numbers. Go Britain Ltd is now looking forward to a bright future and hopes to add several more top quality products before the Christmas rush for gifts.

“After the lows we encountered following Foot & Mouth and September 11th is marvelous to be acknowledged in this way. For Go Britain to become a regional finalist in the 2004 E-commerce Awards is a huge boost to ourselves, and a tribute to all the small and micro companies who continue to provide our excellent range of products.”

The online shop can be found at www.go-britain.com/acatalog/
Contacts:
Ed Brown: Tel: 0870 7511112 Fax: 0870 7511113
www.go-britain.com and www.smokingjackets.co.uk


Ed Brown
www.go-britain.com


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