Rockit the company behind the multi award-winning portable baby rocker has done it again and was crowned ‘International Business of the Year’ at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards.
The South West finals of the national contest took place at Somerset County Cricket Ground on Thursday and were designed to find the best small businesses from the region. Rockit fought off stiff competition from other businesses that have also had considerable successes in export markets.
Rockit was launched in September 2017 and is now soothing babies to sleep and helping worn out parents all over the world. It has already won a number of accolades including the Design Council Spark Award, Made for Mums Gold and the European Product Design Award. Dr. Nick Webb, the Rockit’s inventor said “We are currently distributing to over 40 countries across 6 continents and it’s a real honour to be recognised as the International Business of the Year by the Federation of Small Businesses.”
Roger Tarrant, who is the FSB Regional Chairman for the South West, said the event highlighted the strength, creativity and wide-ranging nature of the local SME sector.
“It really was a fabulous day and it was amazing to hear all about the fantastic nominees. The businesses in the South West are just so diverse – they really do cover the whole spectrum. I hope we can now go on to see some South West winners at the national finals in London.”
Rockit have also been selected by the Department for International Trade as ‘Export Champions’ engaging with other companies as ambassadors and guides through their export journeys.
Matt Dyson, Rockit CEO adds, “We have been delighted by the reaction to Rockit from both consumers and the nursery industry globally. We are currently busy developing additional products to build our range. Ultimately we would love Rockit to be seen as the ‘Joseph Joseph’ of sleep products.”
Rockit will now go through to the UK national FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019 final in London in May. You can find out more about Rockit here