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Our Awards

Small to medium business of the year
sunday times virgin fast track
The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100
The Sunday Times Profit Track 100
Google Customer Reviews
International Trading business of the year
Fastest Growing Firm Retail Services
Daily Post Business Awards 2017
Winner of Best SME
Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 2017
The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 2018
Retail Week Awards 2018
Wales Federation of Small Businesses Awards 2018
Welsh Business Awards 2017
The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 2018
FSB Small Business Awards National Finals
Retail Week Rising Star Awards

We made it to the finals!

Finalists

Small to Medium Business of the Year

The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016

This award recognises businesses who understand their customers, has an engaged workforce with great leadership, has a strong financial performance and is constantly looking to maintain and support future growth.

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Second fastest growing

business in Wales!

45th

in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 2016

The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 ranks Britains privately owned companies with the fastest growing sales. Based on figures from the last three years we were placed in 45th position in 2016.

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43rd

in the Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 2017

The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 ranks Britains small and medium sized companies with the fastest growing international sales. Based on figures from the last three years we were placed in 43rd position in 2017.

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66th

in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 2017

The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 ranks Britains privately owned companies with the fastest growing profits. Based on figures from the last three years we were placed in 66th position in 2017.

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The service from Net World Sports has been excellent.

My item was delivered well within the estimated date.

Everything as described... Super fast delivery...

Good delivery updates. All in all a very good

customer/seller experience... Many Thanks...

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International trading business of the year

North Wales Business Leaders Awards 2017

Recognising most impressive export success and a strong presence in global marketing.

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27th

Finalists: Fastest Growing Firm In Retail Services
The Fast Growth 50 2017

For nineteen years, The Fast Growth 50 has been identifying the fastest growing businesses in Wales. The awards showcase the performance of private sector companies and sets the benchmark for aspirational entrepreneurs across the country. With over 230,000 businesses in Wales, placing anywhere in the top 50 is quite an achievement!


Staff from different departments across the business travelled down to Cardiff for the black-tie, evening ceremony and had a fantastic time celebrating. Thanks to the rapid growth of 129.4% that Net World Sports experienced between 2014 and 2016, we placed a magnificent 27th in the Fast Growth 50 2017! But the celebrations didn’t end there, as well as making it into the Fast Growth 50, we were also shortlisted for the Fastest Growing Firm in Retail Services award!

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Winners

Exporter of the year
Daily Post Business Awards 2017

The Daily Post Business Awards celebrate the successes of North Wales businesses, from some of the biggest employers in North Wales to small one-man start-ups.


Jack Neale, Health & Safety Co-ordinator and Adam Davies, Inbound Enquiries Assistant, travelled to Bangor University for the ceremony where we were shortlisted as finalists for the Business of the Year award and won Exporter of the Year!


Exporter of the Year recognises not only the business which has the highest volume of international sales but also one which demonstrates evidence of obstacles that have been overcome, as well as long-term plans for continued success. Throughout 2016 and 2017 we generated and sustained substantial increases in export activity, selling 61% of our products overseas! All thanks to our numerous international sales channels, super-fast shipping options and dedicated sales team.

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Business of the year
Daily Post Business Awards 2017

Whilst the Business of the Year award showcases outstanding business performance and focuses on the evidence of a strong financial position alongside excellent business achievements and standout initiatives to maintain the success of the company.

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Winner

SME - Incorporated for Less Than 10 Years
UK Business Awards 2017

The UK Business Awards, aka ‘The Dons’ after founder and chairman Don Hales, are a prestigious set of awards judged by panels of independent business men and women. We were entered for the SME – Incorporated For Less Than 10 Year award alongside three other companies.


Chris Owens, Communications Manager, and Adam Jones, Marketing Assistant, travelled to London to present at the world’s most famous football stadium and there couldn’t have been a more fitting setting for us to return victorious from, the iconic Wembley! Impressing judges with our doubled profits and headcount as well as tripled floorspace, they were excited by our exceptional growth and plans to ensure this continues at pace.

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85th

In The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 2017

The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 ranks Britain’s privately-owned companies with the fastest growing sales. This is a fantastic badge of honour for our company and staff to proudly wear, knowing that their hard work is being recognised alongside some of the best businesses in the country. Based on sales figures from the last three years Net World Sports were placed in 85th position in 2017.

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62nd

In The SME Export Track Top 100

The Sunday Times SME Lloyds Export Track 100 ranks Britain’s small and medium sized businesses that have achieved exceptional international sales. The list is published in The Sunday Times each February, so look our out for us in the paper!


One of our unique features as a company is our ability to send our sports equipment all over the world in just a few short days and our fantastic sales and customer service team who are available every day of the week. We are proud to announce that based on figures from the last three years we placed in 62nd position for the 2018 awards. Charlie, Shane and John attended the awards dinner held on 1st May at the St Pancras Renaissance in London to collect our award.

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International Growth Retailer
Retail Week Awards 2018

On Thursday 22nd March we travelled down to London for the ‘Oscars’ of the UK retail sector… the Retail Week Awards 2018, where we were awarded a ‘Mark of Excellence’ in the International Growth Retailer of the Year category, for our ongoing international sales success. We were up against some stiff competition on the night, including; Holland and Barrett, Feelunique, Made.com, AO.com, The Hut Group and ASOS, who were crowned the overall winners. BBC presenter Gabby Logan hosted the awards, with special guest speaker Professor Brian Cox.


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Business Exporter Of The Year
- Area Winner

The Federation of Small Businesses Awards celebrate the success of the best small businesses from across the country. They recognise innovation and accomplishment within the 5.5 million small businesses that are established in the UK. Leighton Jones, Tom Curtin and Sarah Draycott travelled to the Holland House Hotel in Cardiff where the ceremony was announced by ITV Wales news presenter Andrea Byrne.


Expert small business judges select category winners in 12 areas across the UK and we’re proud to announce that we were the winners for the Welsh Business Exporter of the Year!

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Scale Up Business Of The Year
Wales Federation of Small Business Awards 2018

The past few years have seen fantastic growth for Net World Sports, not just physically in terms of warehouse space and staff members, but with our international sales too. Between 2016 and 2017 we generated and maintained substantial increases in export activity, selling 61% of our products overseas! None of which could be possible without our numerous international sales channels, super-fast shipping options and dedicated staff.


Each regional winner is then entered into the FSB Small Business Awards national finals which will be held later this year in London!

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Growth Business Of The Year
- Welsh Business Awards 2017

The South Wales & Mid Wales Chamber of Commerce is the voice of small and medium-sized enterprises in Wales, connecting businesses through their network of members and supporting them with advice, guidance and training. Every year they host the Welsh Business Awards which recognise the best businesses from across Wales, their successes and contribution to the wider community.


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33rd

in The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 2018

The annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits. This is the second year running that Net World Sports has ranked in the league table, as we jump 33 positions from 2017 to place in 33rd position.


To even be eligible for the rundown, companies must have profits of at least £500,000 in the first year of the qualifying period and at least £3 million in the latest year, while profits must increase year-on-year for the qualifying three years. With an annual profit growth of 79% a year over the qualifying three year period, we were one of four Welsh businesses to make the cut in this year’s top 100.

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Business Exporter Of The Year
- FSB Small Business Awards National Finals

Thanks to our regional award for Welsh Business Exporter of the Year in February 2018, we’ve been entered into the grand finals which showcase the best small businesses from around the UK. The ceremony will take place in London on 3rd May 2018!

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Excellence in Customer Experience

One of the UK’s most prestigious retail awards, the Retail Week Rising Star Awards provide a definitive platform that retail chiefs across the globe use to recognise and identify future leaders within the sector. Due to the ongoing investment we’ve been making into our customer care over the past twelve months, our Inbound Communications team has been shortlisted!


Dan, our Inbound Communications Manager and Bec, our Customer Care Assistant Manager, travelled down to London for a short interview where they presented our entry to members of the judging panel and we’ll find out the results at the final on 18th July at The Brewery, Barbican.

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