Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) has been named as one of the best in the UK’s £40bn maritime sector after being shortlisted in the first ever Maritime UK Awards.
Superyacht Tenders and Toys has been shortlisted in the International Trade Award Finalist category after impressing industry judges.
SYTT is based in Suffolk and sells and supports the global superyacht industry, providing a one stop shop for yacht tenders, yacht toys, gym equipment and supporting equipment. SYTT won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2017 and in 2018 the company was ranked 45th in the annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100. Earlier this year, SYTT was named British Marine Trade Association’s Business of the Year for showing excellence in 2018 alongside Best Marine Employer under 20 persons.
SYTT managing director Josh Richardson commented, “With 95% of our business as export it is a real honour to be a finalist for this national award, amongst some notable significant companies. Last year, SYTT grew sales by 38%, employed five more UK staff and increased the size of its premises. Export accounts for 95% of the business with global sales coming from Brazil, Australia, NZ, USA, Middle East and Europe. Being shortlisted for this award has been made possible by having an excellent team in the company, who constantly strive to provide the best support to our clients. Something very challenging considering the truly global nature of our business.”
Ben Murray, Director of Maritime UK said: “Our judges have been blown away by the quality of entries in these inaugural awards. The bar really has been set high and the panel have had a difficult task whittling it down to the final shortlist. Those who have been named as finalists should be very proud.”
Stuart Baker, Head of Local Growth at the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Chair of the Maritime UK Regional Council, added: “We’ve always known the maritime industries are innovative, but these award submissions have really affirmed that. We’ve seen some really interesting work that’s taking place and we can’t wait to unveil the winners in September.”
The Maritime UK Awards are being hosted by the Solent LEP and will take place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour on 19 September, as thousands of people flock to the city for the Southampton International Boat Show.