• MJM Marine has been presented with Board of Trade Awards (BOFTAs) for exceptional performance in international trade
  • The BOFTAs celebrate businesses that are bringing innovation and prosperity to the UK and contributing to international trade

MJM Marine has been presented with a Board of Trade Award (BOFTA) by International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP in recognition of their exporting success.

The awards are a globally-recognised certificate of excellence and a hallmark of quality, shown on product labels of successful businesses from every part of the UK.

Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, said:

  “I was delighted to present MJM Marine with BOFTAs last week. They are contributing to a stronger economy not just for Northern Ireland, but for the UK as a whole. My international economic department is committed to supporting more businesses in Northern Ireland to expand and sell overseas. Last year alone we provided £33 million of UK Export Finance support to exporters from Northern Ireland, which has already resulted in more than £46 million worth of overseas sales.”

 The BOFTAs celebrate businesses who are championing free trade through exporting, bringing investment into the UK or demonstrating an innovative approach to entering international markets. MJM Marine joined two other Newry businesses in receiving BOFTAs as the Board of Trade visited Northern Ireland for the first time in its almost 400 year history.

MJM Marine Chairman, Brian McConville accepted the award.

Brian McConville, Chairman of MJM Group said:

“I am delighted to have picked up this award for MJM Marine. This acknowledgement is a testament to the quality and effort that our team put into delivering every single project that we work on. We are a highly ambitious group of businesses; we have a clear vision for continued growth and with the best team in the world we are looking forward to the next 35 years.” 

During the awards, Dr Fox also urged Northern Ireland businesses to become Export Advocates and to provide advice, encouragement and support to other companies looking to sell their products and services overseas.  The Export Advocate community is a network of UK companies acting as ambassadors for exporting, sharing their success stories, offering practical advice and leading by example. They can be contacted via great.gov.uk and on the Exporting is GREAT Facebook group. Businesses in Northern Ireland can sign up to become Export Advocates via great.gov.uk/community.