Pricecheck joint managing director Debbie Harrison has been awarded an OBE for her services to international trade.
Harrison and her brother Mark Lythe have been at the helm of Pricecheck since taking over from their parents in 2007, and have overseen the company’s turnover increase from £17m to more than £100m in that time.
Harrison said: “This has come as a huge surprise and I’m so incredibly honoured to receive this accolade. Pricecheck has evolved so much since my parents started the business as a retail outlet in Sheffield some 40 years ago, but we’ve always made sure we keep the family values we were founded on.
“It’s these values which have enabled us to create a truly international business, and for me to take on additional positions raising awareness of the industry, supporting the next generation of talent and encouraging other businesses to look at the endless possibilities of exporting.
“As an Export Champion for the Department for International Trade, I am honoured to fly the flag for British businesses.”
The wholesaler also recently revealed its five-year growth strategy to Better Wholesaling, with its brand management arm set to contribute towards 50% of business growth leading up to 2026, as part of a plan for the wholesaler to double its turnover to £200m in the same period.