The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019
Foilco are extremely proud to have been awarded our first Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for the year of 2019.
With over 30 years of the best practice in stamping foils, we strive to inspire the use of the most varied and diverse range of stamping foils in the industry. It is our genuine aim to keep hot stamping foils as relevant and impactful as possible. This is achieved through industry leading educational programmes, design events, offering the highest level of technical support and a continued dedication to developing new colours, patterns, and themes.
Stamping foil creates the brightest metallic finish in printing. Its main applications are on whiskey labels, perfume bottles, book covers, greeting cards, luxury shopping bags, business cards, and even wheelie bins. It is used by everyone, every day, but most people wouldn’t even realise what it is or give it any notice. By offering such a wide and unrivalled spectrum of colours from stock, we endeavour to remove the restrictions to creativity, to open up the freedom of choice and individualism when considering stamping foils.
Working alongside the industries print fraternity, we have developed the largest and most robust catalogue of technical grades, which work on almost every type of application; to optimise not just the right colour or shade, but to enhance the result achieved with the artwork and material for each project. Foilco supply and support those in the luxury product markets, FMCG packaging sector, label makers, and the graphic arts community.
Not only that, but we are very eco-conscious in what we do. Foilco ensures that all foils are recyclable and able to be turned in to thermal energy, and we are the market leaders in promoting environmentally friendly practices, through our Zero Foil 2 Landfill programme.
Employing 36 people, Foilco was set up in 1987, and have been supplying stamping foil to the print industry ever since. Foilco have distributors strategically located in seven countries around the world and ship goods from the North West site to over 2000 businesses and printers annually across the globe.
Paul Hornby, Managing Director of Foilco said “We were recommended to enter for this award by the Department for International Trade due to the great strides we have made into exporting to new international markets in recent years.
This award is a tribute to the hard work every member of the Foilco team put in to ensuring we give our customers the best possible products matched with an unrivalled level of service. Foilco will be shouting proudly about this amazing achievement and using it as a tool to help us expand even further into international markets.”