Star Tissue honoured for inspiring Europe

A Blackburn company has been chosen as one of the top 1,000 companies to ‘inspire Europe’.

Star Tissue has been highlighted as one of the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises In the UK and Europe.

Managing director Khalid Saifullah attended the launch of the ‘1,000 Companies To Inspire Europe 2017’ report at the five-star Sofitel Hotel in Brussels.

A spokesman for London Stock Exchange Group, who commissioned the report, said: “The criteria to reach the final 1000 is very challenging. A company must have shown an exceptional financial performance and fast growth in rate of turnover over a three-year period.”

Mr Saifullah said: “We are delighted to be recognised as one of Europe’s most inspiring and high-growth businesses.

“It’s a magnificent accolade for Star Tissue to be included in the exclusive report and is a testament to our workforce in Blackburn for providing a fantastic product and service which has enabled the company to again outperform the growing hygiene paper market.

“Our continued investment enables us to improve our manufacturing and service capabilities ensuring we continue to meet the growing demands of our diverse customer base.

“We are honoured to be up among the elite of Europe and look forward to continuing our growth ahead of the hygiene paper market.”

The launch of the report was being hosted by Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, and Luca Perano, chief executive of Elite, the capital raising programme.

Star Tissue employs about 80 staff at its factory in Mill Hill. The company was established in 2003 and has grown year on year to become one of the leading independent manufacturers of hygiene paper products.

It has made continuous investment in new production technology and systems to enable it to operate efficiently to meet the needs of their customers. The core of Star Tissue’s business is manufacturing away-from-home hygiene paper products, manufacturing private label products for major suppliers and distributors in the personal hygiene, catering and medical markets in the UK and Ireland.