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Bowburn business celebrates multi-million USA success

County Durham based company High Force Research is celebrating a great export win for its scientific manufacturing services from US based customers.

The new work was initiated following a Department for International Trade (DIT) physical and virtual trade mission to Atlanta, Washington and Boston and builds on the company’s existing relationships with businesses on the West Coast. The missions focus on the East Coast of the US helps build the company profile across the United States.

Sam Whitehouse, CEO, High Force Research, a North-East England Chamber of Commerce member said: “We have seen a real increase in R&D, manufacture and pharmaceutical contracts since the start of the pandemic. Our expertise and long-standing track record are proving to be incredibly attractive for our customers across a range of specialist life science products both in Europe and in the USA.

“We support clients with clinical products, manufacture right through to early phase research, as well as providing materials in other sectors such as agriculture and food technologies. Our ambition is to double our turnover year on year for the next five years and I’m delighted to say we’re well on track to achieve that.”

Julie Underwood, Chamber international trade director said: “We are delighted to support this fantastic company which is so firmly rooted in the North East. Exporting has proved to be a real catalyst for growth and it is fantastic news that the USA contracts are so substantial.”

High Force Research is an experienced exporter and works with customers from all over the world. It has seen significant growth in the last two years with new and returning customers valuing the high quality chemical products. It has also recently invested in a further scientific facility at NETPark where it specialises in R&D for new customer applications, which complements its existing manufacturing operation in Bowburn. The new USA contract is for the pharmaceutical industry and includes manufacturing molecules for synthetic biological applications

Sam Whitehouse is a UK Government Export Champion who encourages other businesses to see the advantages of international trade.

North East England Chamber of Commerce provides advice and international trade expertise on documentation, customs declarations and overseas opportunities.