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SOUTH YORKSHIRE FIRM ON TRACK IN THE EMERALD ISLE

Added: (Thu Aug 23 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - H Bingham & Son Ltd in Doncaster, has won a 450,000 order from Irish Rail to manufacture and install a train washing plant as a result of working with Trade Partners UK.

The company’s success came as a result of using the South Yorkshire International Trade Centre’s new Targeted Export Support Fund. The trade centre is a partnership between Trade Partners UK, Sheffield City Council, local Chambers of Commerce, universities and the Regional Development Agency.

Stuart Watson, managing director of H Bingham & Son said: “This programme has allowed us to explore new markets. With the support of the trade centre, we hope to become the world leader in train washing by the end of 2003. We now hope to appoint agents in the Far East where there are major investments in the railway industry.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

News release is available online at www.prowse.co.uk/newsf.html

Trade Partners UK is the government organisation that provides support services for UK companies trading overseas. Launched in May 2000 it brings together teams in more than 200 British embassies overseas, more than 45 Business Links in the UK and at least nine government departments, as well as representatives in Chambers of Commerce across the country. Its aim is to make these services clearer, more effective and easier for British exporters and investors. For more information visit the web site www.tradepartners.gov.uk.

For further information please contact Jane Lackenby/Sara Lipscombe-Nott at Prowse & Co on 01372 363386, or

Alasdair Crewe or Mike Dennehy at the Trade Partners UK Press Office on
020 7215 8196/4795.

Issued on behalf of Trade Partners UK by Prowse & Co

22 August 2001


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