BCS was chosen as a example business due to its success in exporting around the world and in March of this year, a seven person film crew descended on the Autobox factory in Houghton Regis to spend a full day filming various aspects of the company's day to day business. This included flying a drone fitted with a camera around the factory to capture footage of the 25,000 sq ft manufacturing facility.
Managing Director, Barry Tabor was interviewed on a one to one basis, and asked about Autoboxs' pro exporting philosophy and to offer any advice and tips to Companies that have yet to start their export journey.
Barry recalled how essentially he has exported for all of his working life - His first job in the packaging machinery industry was as an Export Sales Manager. His premise is that if you can successfully sell in the UK market then there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to sell into other similar markets such as the USA, France, Germany, Australia, Japan etc. These markets incidentally are where Autobox enjoys sales success.
The “If we can, You can” campaign will begin to appear as television commercials with particular emphases on advertising thropugh social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook.
"It was a fun day having a film crew around" commented Barry "and I hope that other UK businesses, particularly those in Engineering, will take inspiration from Autoboxs' success in Exporting."