Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT) has been named as one of the best in the UK’s £40 billion maritime sector after being shortlisted in the first ever Maritime UK Awards.
The independent consultancy has been shortlisted in the International Trade Award category after impressing industry judges.
Based in Suffolk, SYTT sells and supports the global superyacht industry, providing a one-stop-shop for yacht tenders, yacht toys, gym equipment and supporting equipment. It won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2017 and earlier this year was named British Marine Trade Association’s Business of the Year in 2018.
Josh Richardson, SYTT managing director, 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, New Zealand, 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.”
The Maritime UK Awards are being hosted by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and will take place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour on 19th September during the Southampton International Boat Show.