Firm now entered into HSBC's Global Connections competition.

Orchard Toys named ‘one of the most innovative companies in Britain’

Orchard Toys have been nominated ‘one of the most innovative companies in Britain’ and shortlisted in HSBC’s Global Connections competition.

The 45 nominated businesses will travel to an International Exchange where they have the chance to mingle, network and ‘gain valuable insight’ from the other nominated firms.

Three finalists from the list of 45 will be selected from each region (North and Scotland/Midlands/South West and Wales/South and East/London) and each finalist will go on to the final where three awards will be announced for excellence in innovation, international trade and mid-market growth.

Each regional award winner could receive up to £6m of lending and cashback of up to 4 per cent to help grow and develop their international business.

"It’s a great accolade to be shortlisted for this competition and we are excited about being part of Global Connections," Orchard Toys marketing manager Ali Brown told ToyNews.

Jacques-Emmanuel Blanched, head of commercial banking, HSBC UK, added: “This list of finalists is a showcase for the most outstanding British businesses today.

“It shines a light on UK excellence in home markets and on the international scene.”

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