Blackpool family firm scoops top honours double

Tiss Ltd with their NAA International trade & Company of the year awards.'At the Northwest Automotive Alliance Business awards 2014 held at The Mere, Knutsford.
Tiss Ltd with their NAA International trade & Company of the year awards.'At the Northwest Automotive Alliance Business awards 2014 held at The Mere, Knutsford.
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A Blackpool company has capped an award-winning year with an honours double.

TISS Ltd, based in Lytham Road, Blackpool, is celebrating after the Northwest Automotive Alliance Awards Ceremony held at the Mere Golf Resort in Knutsford, Cheshire.

The company, which employs 11 staff, picked up the International Trade Award and then followed it up with the North West Automotive Company of the Year Award shortly afterwards.

Commenting on receiving the two awards, Matthew Rose, Director of TISS, said: “We’re absolutely delighted and surprised to have received both the International Trade and the Company of the Year Award from the Northwest Automotive Alliance.

“We are a small company, so it is particularly gratifying when we are up against larger global household brands.

“We are delighted that our strategy for international growth is paying dividends and this award reflects the hard work of all our staff, as well as the support we have received from organisations such as the NAA, UK Trade and Investment and the NWL Chamber of Commerce.”

TISS Ltd’s growth in International Trade has seen export sales rise from 13 per cent to 45 per cent of the company’s turnover in just three years, primarily due to their TankSafeTM ‘Impregnable’ Fuel Security and Safety Device.

It completely prevents any siphoning, skimming and overfilling of hauliers’ vehicles.

Whilst the International Sales growth has transformed TISS’ overall turnover, the judges’ decision to award TISS the Company of the Year award was not only attributed to their outstanding achievements in export, but also due to TISS being recognised nationally as one of 110 companies across the country to receive the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade.