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i + g cohen wins Salford Business Award 2009

The Salford Business Awards are the highlight of Salford Business Week, a series of business events hosted by the University of Salford, The Chapel Street Business Group and Salford City Council. Judges award the International Trade Award to businesses who can clearly demonstrate their commitment to the growth of trade abroad showing how they deal with cultural and language constraints. Barbara Spicer, Chief Executive of Salford City Council said that "Winning this category is an exceptional achievement and I hope that the award provides the recognition that your excellent company richly deserves." i + g cohen pioneered the way to establishing end markets in the developing countries of Africa and following the enlargement of the EU have established relations with Eastern European markets, too. i + g cohen are honoured that this growth in international trade has been recognised with this award, which was also won in 2003 and follows on from receiving the Queen Award for business in the same category in 2008.

i + g cohen was established in 1959 by Father and Son Israel and Gerald Cohen and has a long history and rich tradition based in Salford but the recognition that these awards brings shows that it is a dynamic company, evolving and adapting to changing environments while still retaining that family business feel. Elliot Cohen, the son of founder Gerald said “It’s so good to receive this award. We have been in Salford since 1963 and with our 50th anniversary celebrations this year we really feel proud of who we are and where we come from.”

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