Kent has some great companies which are successfully doing business in a variety of overseas markets. The case studies below show that international trade is not only possible but can result in significant business growth.
MJ Allen Group of Companies
The MJ Allen Group is a family owned business based in Ashford with 2012 sales of around £28m. International trade has given MJ Allen increased sales and, as a result, increased profit. It has also given them exposure to new opportunities and allowed a spread of risk across a broader range of customers, often in very different economic cycles. MJ Allen became a more adventurous company as their outlook broadened.