Crofts & Assinder, one of the UK’s premium handle and architectural fittings producers, has won the Export Award at the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2016 – a ceremony which shines a light on the region’s successful businesses.

The Birmingham-based business was recognised for its substantial growth overseas and fought off tough competition to take home its award at a ceremony held at The ICC in Birmingham.

The company, which has a long history in design, manufacture and global distribution of high-quality products, has seen a surge in overseas wins over the last year.

Its client base expands to Japan, Australia, America, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy, The Nordics and France, with export sales now representing 37% of the business.

The Birmingham Post Business Awards were set up in 2012, and aim to highlight the companies that are putting the city on the map by boosting the economy, while making a positive contribution to the local community.

Alex Crofts, CEO of Crofts & Assinder, says: “Winning the export award is testament to the hard work of our team who have gone above and beyond to grow our international presence.

“Our overseas sales are stronger than ever and our aim is to continue expanding into new markets, meet customer demand through product diversification, and invest further in our team and design services. We are excited for what the future holds for Crofts & Assinder.”