BIFA is the leading body for the UK international freight services industry, effective across all modes of transport, including air, road, sea and rail. As a member of BIFA, Smylies are dedicated to providing efficient and reliable services throughout our transportation operations, trading under a nationally accepted set of Standard Trading Conditions. This includes our representation, information and guidance on technical matters, training and development and industry promotion.
In 2016, Smylies won Export Business of the Year award at the Chamber Business Awards. The Chamber Business Awards is one of the UK’s most contested and prestigious business award programmes, recognising excellence in British business across the country. We are honoured to have been recipients of this title, receiving national recognition for outstanding services across the food and drink exportation industry.
Smylies are proud winners of the International Trader of the Year award from the Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards 2017. The Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards is the biggest, the best and longest standing business awards in the Merseyside region, welcoming businesses from all sectors. Among prestigious businesses and well-known entrepreneurs from the North West, the Smylies team were rewarded for their outstanding international business services.
Smylies are ISO 9001 certified, meaning we follow an international standard for a quality management system. Under the system, we demonstrate our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements, whilst demonstrating continuous improvement throughout our exporting services. Our customers benefit from a reliable exportation process, delivering our excellent food and drink produce that remains consistent throughout.
Smylies are proud to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade consecutively in 2014 and 2018, highlighting our dedication and commitment to international wholesale food distribution. This award is one of the most prestigious for businesses in the UK, awarding businesses who excel in international trade, innovation or sustainable development. Recognised globally as a standard of excellence, Smylies were rewarded for their outstanding achievements.
Our standards of excellence have continued to thrive over the years and once again, we were honoured to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2018. To be recipients of the Queen’s Award for the second time, means that Smylies have been recognised as a leading business in the UK, and that all the hard work and attention to detail that is reflected throughout the entire company hasn’t gone unnoticed.
In 2019, Smylies won Sustainability Business of the Year award, recognised for our contributions towards the national and international economy. The Wirral Business Awards is one of the largest business events in the North West, celebrating the best of Wirral’s business innovation and enterprise, as well as the positive impact Wirral business has had on the economy. As our team are based in Bromborough, winning an award in our area was a tremendous achievement for us.