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Welsh firm secures £10 million export order

Posted on 22 Jul 2020 and read 976 times
Welsh firm secures £10 million export orderCardiff-based Excelerate, a specialist in providing major incident ground technology for emergency service customers around the world has secured £10 milion of orders to supply multiple incident command vehicles to Qatar with the support of UKEF.

The company spoke to UK Export Finance (UKEF) export finance manager for Wales, Christian Syme, who arranged a working capital loan with Barclays. Once Excelerate received the loan, it successfully completed the order and managed to retain the funds it needed to grow.

With the company’s exports increasing significantly year-on-year, Excelerate expects that exporting will eventually be responsible for over 90% of its business.

David Savage, Group chairman and chief executive said: “Businesses who want to export need to know that they have right finance in place, particularly with long sales and fulfilment cycles such as ours.

“UKEF’s support means we can afford to pay our supply chain and manage cash flow while continuing to grow the business. I am delighted with the performance Internationally with both UKEF and Barclays.”

Amy Wilson, Barclays trade director, said: “The success of Excelerate demonstrates how Barclays’ partnership with UKEF can play such a vital role for exciting companies such as this looking to secure overseas buyers for their goods and services.

“We are proud to continue working with the UK Government, and in doing so helping clients access export finance facilities in support of their growth ambitions, quickly and efficiently.”