Hutton’s Nominated For Two Awards

Hutton’s, the UK’s leading ship supplier, has been short-listed for two important regional awards.

The company, which traces its history back more than 180 years, has been short-listed for the Business of the Year award in this year’s “The Business” Awards, run by the Mail News and Media group.

And 30-year-old Hutton’s Managing Director Alex Taylor is himself short-listed for the Young Businessperson of the Year category.

Responding to the news Alex said: “I am delighted to see Hutton’s being recognised for its successes and for the dedication of our staff. We work hard to meet the needs of our many clients throughout the shipping industry and to source the products they need.”

Hutton’s, which has offices throughout the UK and a headquarters building in Hull, East Yorkshire, has gone from strength to strength over recent years, rising to an annual turnover of more than £5.5million. The company continues to develop despite the current recessionary trend and recently announced record sales figures for the month of July – up by 37% on 2008 figures.

In addition, Hutton’s has made a number of strategic purchases and expansions to consolidate its coverage of UK ports. It recently purchased Milford Haven-based Pan Europe Ship Supply enabling it to service LNG tankers at this key terminal, and has just opened a new office at Great Yarmouth to facilitate its supply to the offshore industry there.

Alex Taylor took the helm of Hutton’s from his father Alan Taylor in 2006, having worked for the company for eight years. Chairman Alan said: “I am pleased that Alex is getting some recognition for the dedication he shows to the company. Hutton’s is in safe hands and the future looks secure with Alex. I am very proud of his efforts.”
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Notes to Editors
o Hutton & Co (Ships Chandlers) Ltd is one of the UK’s longest established marine suppliers and is the UK’s leading supplier to the maritime industry.
o With a history dating back to the 1800s, Hutton’s has provided a quality service to ships calling at UK ports for almost two centuries.
o Today Hutton’s boasts first class facilities and a fleet of state-of-the-art climate controlled vehicles which deliver a full range of food, technical and medical products to its global customers.
o 95% of the UK’s ports are within two hours’ drive of a Hutton’s branch.

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