What More seals Central American deal

East Lancashire housewares manufacturer What More UK has added Costa Rica to its growing list of export destinations - bringing the total up to 74 countries.

Less than 12 month ago, the owner of the market leading storage and housewares brand Wham added Senegal to its list of export destinations.

Now, despite the turmoil of a global health crisis, the Altham-based business has added Costa Rica.

With a GPD of more than $95bn, Costa Rica has one of the strongest economies in Latin America.

On top of this, it was named the greenest country in the world in 2009. It aims to become totally carbon neutral by 2021.

What More UK says its products might be able to help Costa Rica achieve its environmental targets.

They can help eliminate single use plastics and encourage recycling. Its ‘upcycled’ range is made entirely from recycled single use plastics diverted from landfill.

Company director Tony Grimshaw said: “People perceive made in Britain as made of top quality, and they're right about that.

“As a country we have high standards. Export is a great way for companies to increase their customer base and in the current market conditions it could provide a lifeline for many organisations."

From its state-of-the-art facility in Altham, What More UK manufactures housewares of all kinds. They include storage boxes, kitchen and cookware and gardenware.