Rockit scoops FSB's ‘International Business of the Year’ award
Rockit the baby sleep company behind the multi award-winning portable baby rocker has been crowned ‘International Business of the Year’ at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards, 3 years after it won its first award for export.
Rockit was launched in September 2017 and is now soothing babies to sleep and helping worn out parents all over the world. It has already won a number of accolades including the 2 Gold Junior Design Awards, Made for Mums Gold and the prestigious international A’ Design Award.
Dr. Nick Webb, the Rockit’s inventor said: “Exporting our products from day one has been pivotal to the success of the business. We are now distributing to over 40 countries across 6 continents and it’s a real honour to be recognised as the International Business of the Year by the Federation of Small Businesses.”
Sam Holliday, the FSB’s Development Manager for the Bristol, Bath and Gloucestershire added: “Rockit are an outstanding local business with a great back story and an even better product. In what was a record breaking amount of entries to this year’s awards their spirit, entrepreneurship and innovation stood out and led to them being on two category shortlists. To win one of them – the best international business – and to do so for a second time shows that this is a great business for the whole of the South West to be proud of.”
The award ceremony took place at Weston-super-Mare’s Winter Gardens Pavilion on Wednesday and celebrated the best small businesses from the South West region. Rockit fought off stiff competition from other businesses that have also had considerable successes in export markets. They will now go through to the UK national FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2022 final in Glasgow in May.
Matt Dyson, Rockit CEO concludes: “We are delighted to pick up this award and would like to thank all our distributors and retailers around the world for helping to make Rockit such a successful brand internationally – this is their award too!”
Rockit designs innovative, award-winning products to help babies sleep: Launch product ‘Rockit’ is a portable baby rocker that fits any pram or stroller and gently rocks to soothe babies to sleep. ‘Zed’ is an astronaut-shaped sleep aid that sends babies to sleep using finely tuned vibrations that ripple gently through any mattress, like being in a car, encouraging a deep sleep. ‘Wooshh’ is the small but mighty sound soother which has 8 calming sounds, 4 volume levels and is USB rechargeable. It even included a real space sound used with kind permission from NASA.
The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2022 national UK finals will be a high profile event, with attendees from the worlds of business, politics, enterprise and the media, held in Glasgow in May.
The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards launched in 2017 and takes a fresh approach to awards by celebrating the best of the UK’s thriving small business sector at both regional and national levels. Combined with the awards is an ambitious programme of valuable business seminars and events. For further information visit www.fsbawards.co.uk