Net World Sports Scores Finals Spot At Retail Week Awards
Leading online retailer Net World Sports' ongoing international sales success has seen it shortlisted for one of the UK's most prestigious business prizes.
The news comes in the same week that the firm, the UK's biggest-selling football goal manufacturer, heads to Wembley Stadium as a finalist in the 'Best SME – Incorporated for less than 10 years' category of the UK Business Awards, which will be staged on Wednesday 22 November.
Net World Sports, which is based at a 120,000 square foot complex on Wrexham Industrial Estate, secured a spot on the Retail Week Awards shortlist after dazzling judges with its consistently strong export performance. International sales make up more than half of the business's annual revenues and in the last year alone it has supplied quality sports equipment to customers in more than 100 countries, ranging from core markets the United States, Australia, Canada, and Continental Europe, through to Japan, Dubai, and Guam. The fact that the sports equipment company can ship even bulky items such as full-size football goals or baseball batting cages to North America in one day and to Australia in two to three days also impressed the panel.
Net World Sports will go head-to-head against six other finalists including clothing brand ASOS, health food chain Holland and Barrett, and electrical goods specialist AO.com. The firm will find out who claims the top prize at a black-tie gala ceremony held at the glamorous Grosvenor House Hotel in London's Mayfair on Thursday 22 March.
Staged for 23 years, the Retail Week Awards are recognised as one of the UK's most long-standing and well-respected business competitions. Seen as the symbol of excellence for the country's retail sector, winners at last year's ceremony included household names such as John Lewis, JD Sports, Screwfix, and Halfords. The 'International Growth Retailer of the Year' category Net World Sports is going for glory in was claimed in 2017 by lifestyle and fitness company The Hut Group, which is also in the running again this year.
Alex Lovén, Managing Director of Net World Sports, commented: "Our shortlisting for the Retail Week Awards 2018 is well-deserved recognition for the continued hard work of our team, who have gone above and beyond in recent months relaunching several of our websites, introducing a raft of exciting new products, and ensuring our customers across the world receive the absolute best service.
"Our focus now is building on this fantastic momentum as we head into the busiest spell of the year from Black Friday through to Christmas. Even though we have hired significantly over recent months we still have job vacancies across virtually all departments as we push on into the festive period and beyond."
A list of the current job vacancies available at Net World Sports, including Marketing Manager, Operations Assistant, IT Technician, and Customer Care Advisor, can be found on the careers page on the firm's website www.networldsports.co.uk/
Founded in 2009, Net World Sports is a fast-growing online sports equipment retailer supplying an expanding range of quality products to customers worldwide. Headquartered at a 120,000 square foot base in Wrexham, North Wales, the company is currently ranked as the 2nd fastest-growing privately-owned business in Wales (45th in the UK) by the prestigious Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list, 43rd on the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 of firms with the fastest-growing international sales, and 66th on the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 list of companies with the fastest-growing profits. It was awarded the 'International Trading Business of the Year' crown at the inaugural North Wales Business Leaders Awards 2017 while it was also a finalist in the 2016 National Business Awards.
Led by a dynamic and passionate team, Net World Sports has become renowned for its winning combination of quality products, unbeatable value for money, exceptional customer service, and rapid distribution, with next day delivery available on virtually all UK orders, 1-day shipping to the USA, and 2-day shipping to Australia and New Zealand.
Chris Owens, Communications Manager