The export success for Natures Aid has been hailed during a discussion in UK Parliament.
The company’s strong supplements export business was highlighted during a recent Prime Minister’s Questions, when Mark Menzies, Conservative MP for the Fylde constituency, in which Natures
Aid has its headquarters, listed the natural supplements specialist among three “fantastic local businesses” that were “doing a great job of flying the flag for Lancashire globally”.
In response, Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to “do everything that we can to help and support” Menzies in championing export business for companies in the Fylde and Lancashire region following the UK’s Brexit withdrawal from the European Union.
This recognition in Parliament of the strong export business and distribution that Natures Aid has built up over the past decade comes shortly after the Kirkham-based company was presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
Natures Aid was one of 122 businesses across the UK, and just nine in the north west of England, to receive this recognition from Her Majesty The Queen for excellence in international trade.
The Lancashire-based company, which last year celebrated its 40th anniversary, first began to expand beyond its heartland of UK independent health food stores into international markets in 2011.
The business now has a distribution network in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This expansion has also been accelerated as a result of Natures Aid partnering in key export markets, such as Vietnam, with affiliates within its STADA parent group. Chris Morrey, Managing Director of Natures Aid, commented: “As recognised in our Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the distribution network in more than 50 countries that we have built up over the past decade is an essential part of our business. We remain proud to serve our UK-based
customers with locally-produced, high-quality natural health products.”