Crowd-funded London start-up Wolffepack Limited has been recognised by the Federation of Small Businesses as the Business Exporter of 2018 at last night’s (3 May) FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, hosted by Jon Culshaw. The business designs and markets an innovative backpack that is the only one in the world that swings to the front of the body without having to be unstrapped.
The venture by David Wolffe, former group finance director at HMV, the business has relied entirely on crowdfunding. Wolffepack has over 20,000 customers in 52 countries and explosive revenue growth. Major export markets include Japan, Korea, US, Canada and other EU countries.
The full list of FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 winners is below:
FSB UK Small Business of the Year 2018 Award – Creative Nature Superfoods, Surrey
UK Business Exporter of the Year – Wolffepack Limited, London
UK Business and Product Innovation Award – Environmental Street Furniture Ltd (ESF), Antrim
UK Ethical – Green Business of the Year – Rosewood Farm, York
UK Digital Business of the Year – Bambino Mio, Northampton
UK Micro Business of the Year – Superlative Recruitment Ltd, London
UK Start-up Business of the Year – IGO Pets Limited, Doncaster
UK Family Business of the Year – Stablewood Leisure Limited, Belford, Northumberland
UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year – James Calderbank, The Transform Hub, Preston
UK Employer of the Year – Business Clan Ltd, London
Triumph Over Adversity Award – ALD Life, London