A Fareham business which produces mobile phone accessories has been congratulated by local MP Suella Braverman after winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its achievements in international trade.
EasySkinz Ltd is a family business, established in 2014 and designs, develops and manufactures skins as a novelty way to protect and recolour smartphones and electronic devices. The company was started, and a brand created, with the mission to become global using the power of the opportunities created by the Internet.
In recognition of the company’s growth and overseas sales in the last three years, EasySkinz has been given the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth.
The Totochev family behind EasySkinz said:
"We are incredibly proud and honoured that we have been given the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade. At EasySkinz, we take care of the whole production process, from tailoring the design and manufacturing our skins in our own factory in Fareham to packaging and sending them to customers all over the world.
“This award recognises our ability to turn our precisely designed skins into a global success and, at the same time, offer a first-class experience for everyone. Meeting our local MP was fantastic and very inspiring for us and the team behind our brand. We are more ready than ever to surprise our fans with even wider selection of unique products.”
In 2015, the value of the company’s exports was £275,241 representing 62% of sales and by December 2017, export sales had grown to £1.161 million now representing 87% of total sales. In particular, sales are strong to the USA, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
Commenting, Suella Braverman MP said:
“It was great to visit the EasySkinz factory in Fareham recently and hear the Totochev family’s inspiring story of this start-up success. The company produces high quality smartphone skins that allow people to update the look of their mobile phones whenever they like. The products are varied, beautiful and precision-cut and are exported all over the world from Fareham.
“This is a huge achievement and adds much value to Fareham’s economy, and I wish the Totochevs every success for the future.”