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Tomlinson Hall Named Northern Powerhouse Export Champion


Mar 20, 2019

One of the North East’s leading pump distributors and few remaining British pump manufacturers – Tomlinson Hall – has been named as one of the North East 2019 Northern Powerhouse Export Champions for the second consecutive year.

Being named as a champion for the Billingham based firm comes on the back of the business achieving exponential growth of over 40% in its export activities over the last 12 months. With a robust distribution network of partners across the USA, Middle East and South East Asia, Tomlinson Hall has most recently been awarded significant contracts in Hong Kong and China.

Tomlinson Hall joins over 170 businesses across the UK who are involved in the wider Export Champion Community campaign which is designed to encourage companies to think globally and capitalise on exporting opportunities.

Speaking about being retained as a Northern Powerhouse Export Champion, Colin Simpson, Business Development Director at Tomlinson Hall said: “We are delighted to once again be flying the flag for North East businesses and we are keen to engage with other companies in the region who would like advice and support in their exporting activities.

“Selling overseas is strengthening our local economy and it is an excellent way for businesses to propel even further through starting to think bigger.

“It’s not an easy task, which is why this campaign is great – and we are incredibly proud to be part of – as it provides a support network and through working as a community, utilising best practices, we can help to springboard businesses into new territories across the globe.

“British engineered and manufactured products are in high demand, as we have seen with our own Liquivac pump. With our success in significantly growing our export activities – of which the Department of International Trade have very much supported – we hope to play our part in helping other North East companies to do the same.”

Acting as an ambassador for SME businesses in the region, Tomlinson Hall attended a Board of Trade reception hosted by the Department of International Trade held at Durham Castle following the launch of this years Export Champions programme, which was announced earlier in the day by Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade and Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade & Export Promotion and Natalie Bain, Deputy Director UK Regions. 

In its 100-year anniversary in business, Tomlinson Hall has recently been shortlisted for an Export and Innovation Award in this years North East Business Awards.

Established in 1919, Tomlinson Hall is a long-standing distributor of major industrial pump brands. The company also manufactures its Liquivac pump from its facilities in Billingham comprising two workshops on a 1.5-acre site. Providing a full end to end service from pump selection, supply and site visits right through to servicing and re-pairs, the company has worked with leading businesses across Europe, the Middle East, North America, South America and Asia.

By Scarab4