Third Dimension is featured in a new national exporting guide out today (Thursday 12 November 2015). It is one of only four companies selected from across the UK to be included part in the guide, which aims to boost exports. The guide is designed to make more manufacturers aware of the benefits of exporting and the wealth of Government support available to help them.

The free guide - Britain’s Global Adventure: the Export Opportunity – is part of a campaign which aims to inspire and support an additional 100,000 companies to export by 2020. The guide explains the benefits to companies of exporting and the positive impact export growth will have on the wider UK economy.

Third Dimension employs 28 people and exports to over 30 countries worldwide. Exports now account for 86% of its annual turnover and it is making inroads into the emerging economies, with China and Brazil becoming large markets and customers in India.

It isn’t the first time that Third Dimension has been recognised for its exporting prowess – earlier this year it received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International category and was also the regional winner of the Outstanding Export Award at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.

In a foreword, the Minister for Trade and Investment, the Rt Hon Lord Maude, says that UK products are enhancing the quality of people’s lives across the globe and demonstrate the UK’s leadership and manufacturing prowess. But he adds that the UK can and must do more as exporting is vital for ensuring UK growth and prosperity in today’s global economy.

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Lindsay Lewis, South West Region Manager at EEF, says: “This is a great accolade to Third Dimension and indeed to manufacturing as a whole in our region. Export success underpins dynamic economies and growing companies. Manufacturers are already more likely to export than their peers in other sectors and account for nearly half of all UK exports. This is why our sector has a key role to play in helping the UK achieve its ambitious export goals.

John Kane, Chief Business Development Officer at Third Dimension, says: “For our business breaking into new markets has been a real game-changer, unlocking the door to market diversification and growth. We have sought help and advice at every step of our export journey so were delighted to be asked to share our own experience with other manufacturers.

“Knowing that products are being made here in the South West, but are in demand and being sold right around the world is something we can all be proud of. Hopefully, this guide will inspire more local manufacturers to make the leap and to successfully create their own footprints abroad.”

Companies can get their free copy of the guide here: or by calling EEF on: 0808 168 5874.