Fancy Dress Worldwide is named Export Business of the Year

Online fancy dress and costume retailer Fancy Dress Worldwide has been named Export Business of the Year in the Startups Awards 2018.

The winners of the awards were announced at a glittering ceremony on 21 November. Now in their 15th year, the Startups Awards are the UK’s leading – and longest-running – annual awards programme.

The independently-judged awards are open to privately-owned businesses that have been launched in the last four years. For 2018, Fancy Dress Warehouse was shortlisted for two awards – Export Business of the Year and Consumer Business of the Year.

“It means so much to win such a prestigious award,” said founder Dom Portman, commenting on the Export Business win. “The whole team at FDW have worked so hard towards this, including during the launch of our new website”

He continued: “We’re going to continue to invest in building new, innovative software and grow as much as we can in the e-commerce space with a focus on our logistics operations and intelligent sales algorithms.”

Fancy Dress Worldwide has rapidly scaled to reach customers in 85 countries in just two years and is set to grow by an impressive 500% in the next three years, supported by its board of industry names.

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