Regatta receives Queen's award for international trade for second year in a row!

Regatta is delighted to announce that - for the second consecutive year – we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. This is the UK’s highest accolade for business success and acknowledges outstanding achievement in export for both brands - Regatta and Dare 2b.

Keith Black, CEO, said, “Winning a Queen’s Award once is a great achievement, but to win the following year is fantastic and I am extremely proudof everyone from Regatta and Dare 2b in the UK and Europe whose hard work and commitment has made this happen. We have shown an increase of 66% in overseas sales over the last three years, which in the current economic climate is amazing.”

This announcement comes at an exciting time as The Regatta Group embarks on a major investment to create a new state of the art Headquarters at Mercury Way in Trafford Park. The plan is to bring the Regatta Group (Regatta Great Outdoors, Craghoppers, Dare 2b, Hawkshead Outdoor and Countryside Trading) under one roof in an environmentally friendly, sustainable and contemporary open plan office.

“This is a huge investment for us but one which illustrates our strong ambition to continue to grow as a company and become a Worldwide Outdoor Group. With our new offices in Trafford Park and our distribution centres in Ellesmere Port and Trafford Park, we will be able to continue providing the very best quality, outdoor products together with exceptional customer service.” Said Keith

For further information, please contact Gill Russell on 0161 749 1251 or email

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