Camping equipment company OLPRO is celebrating winning two awards at last week’s Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. The Worcester-based camping brand, OLPRO, was named as ‘High Growth Business of the Year’ and ‘Exporter of the Year’ 2021.
In 2020, OLPRO sold its products to a total of 26 countries predominantly across the Northern hemisphere, with many products being sold to the USA, Germany and France in particular. Nearly 250,000 people visited OLPRO’s website from overseas and the company has since redesigned its website to help meet the increased demand and to allow the website to be translated into nearly 100 different languages.
Camping has become one of the most popular choices for staycations, which has continued to see a significant boom in popularity in recent years. Despite 2020 and 2021 being years of relatively little international travel due to Covid-19, OLPRO have sold their camping equipment products all around the globe, as many more countries opt for the safety of camping to enjoy fresh air and avoid busy tourist hotspots.
Daniel Walton, Founder of OLPRO, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have won these awards, it really is an honour to have been recognised as ‘Exporter of the Year’ and ‘High Growth Business of the Year’. The last year has been amazing for OLPRO as a brand, we’ve seen orders on our website increase by 98% year on year, we’ve sold our products to 29 different countries and we’ve also been able to double the number of staff that we employ – it really is such an exciting time for our business.”
“We felt that the awards ceremony really was an amazing event for all involved and we’d like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for putting on such a great celebration of local businesses.”