Binding Site wins prestigious manufacturing award

Binding Site, the Birmingham-based healthcare manufacturer, develops and produces laboratory-based tests for the diagnosis and monitoring of blood cancers and immunodeficiency diseases. The company recently won the EEF Midlands Outstanding Export Award, sponsored by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), and will go on to compete in the National Awards final in January. The annual awards are hosted by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and recognise excellence in enterprise, innovation, environmental performance and skills development among UK manufacturers.
Binding Site’s export strategy has been developed and refined for more than ten years to become integral to all aspects of the business. Initially, the export initiative was led by the sales and marketing team, but as overseas expansion gathered pace, the company drew on the support of technical, R&D, HR and finance departments.As a result of this highly successful multi-disciplinary approach, Binding Site currently exports around 90% of its products, with the United States accounting for 47% of total sales. The judging panel, led by Cranfield University, praised Binding Site’s achievements, stating that it was extremely impressed by the challenging target market featured in the story, the United States. Despite tough regulations, Binding Site had broken through and was now experiencing progressive growth.