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International Trade Award for British Heritage Company Exporting Iconic Heritage Duffle Coats to Europe and Asia Pacific

LONDON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

London Tradition is proud to announce that it has won The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2014 for International Trade having demonstrated continuous and cumulative growth in exports sales of 865% over six years.

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"We design and manufacture high quality, modern heritage coats for young urban consumers from Tuscany to Tokyo. 90% of our clients are outside of the UK. They want British culture with an international style - the 'made in Britain' guarantee is at the heart of our continued success." Mamun Chowdhury, Co-Founder and Director

Based in the heart of London's East End, the company started production in 2001 in a small factory on the site of what would become the Olympic Parkland. The company's innovation soon led to the development of one of their signature garments - the Heritage Duffle Coat - which has it roots in the British Royal Navy and being worn by Field Marshall Montgomery.  

Today, all manufacturing is still based in London in a spacious factory and design studio. Every coat is hand-finished, hand-cut and made from luxury Italian or English wool cloth. The process demands skill and experience and the company has a team of craftspeople using traditional methods - most of whom are British Asians living in Tower Hamlets.

"The Queen's Award is a significant achievement for us. Being able to carry the Queen's Award Emblem will attract new customers and strengthen our position as a leading British heritage brand." Rob Huson, Co-Founder and Director

As well as attending a palace reception in July with Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of the Award, London Tradition will be hosting a ceremony at their premises to receive the Queen's Award Trophy from one of Her Majesty's Representatives.

Notes to Editors: 

  1. Founded in 2002 by Mamun Chowdhury and Rob Huson, both with extensive experience in design and manufacturing of specialist unlined garments, London Tradition Ltd designs high quality clothing that is manufactured in the UK and exports to 12 markets - including Japan, Germany, and Italy. It uses a network of approved resellers to maintain required global standards.
  2. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are given on the advice of the British Prime Minister, who is assisted by an advisory committee. Announced on the Queen's birthday, the prestigious award recognises companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the British economy. http://www.queensaward.org.uk

For more information and images, contact:
Mamun Chowdhury
[email protected]
Tel: +44-20-8533-9900
Mob: +44-(0)7957-260323
Tel: +44-7940-705097 (Press Enquiries)
96B, Wallis Road, London, E9 5LN

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