Who would have thought 2 blokes from Wakefield would be DIT NPH Export Champions?
11th February 2019
In February 2019, Wakefield SMEs m2r Education and Coeur de Xocolat were awarded the prestigious title of Department for International Trade (DIT) & Northern Powerhouse (NPH) ‘Export Champion’ for their international trade success. Business owners, Munir Mamujee and David Greenwood Haigh were certainly shocked by such high profile recognition but extremely delighted all the same.
m2r Education, are a multi award winning international education recruitment firm based in Wakefield city centre and Coeur de Xocolat, provide consultancy services and teaching along with chocolate themed teambuilding exercises across the globe.
They are the only SMEs in Wakefield to have achieved this accolade.
Since they became Export Champions the two business owners have embarked on a collaborative journey, celebrating their newly found ‘fame’ and in turn, showcasing Wakefield too.
To date they have worked on projects in Wakefield and the Middle East, plus are now looking at creating chocolate themed events for Munir’s international clientele.
Munir and David openly admit that without the Export Champion connection, they probably would never have met, hence its value. Having the ability to attend as well as speak at high profile events gives the business owners the platform to showcase their passion to an exulted audience, one that was seemingly out of reach before, as well as going to great lengths to extol the virtues of Wakefield and the entire Northern Powerhouse region.
Being able to work with Manchester Airport on their recently launched ‘More than an Airport’ campaign, giving them potential access to their 30m visitors is no bad thing either.
Being DIT NPH Export Champions has certainly benefitted m2r Education and Coeur de Xocolat.
Not too shabby for 2 blokes from Wakefield. Who would have thought eh?
Natalie Bain, Deputy Director,UK Regions, NPH lead at DIT
David Greenwood-Haigh, Coeur de Xocolat
Munir Mamujee, m2r Education
What do we all have in common besides this photo? We all hail from the international export capital of the UK(!), good old Wakefield in West Yorkshire!!!