I&K International Limited has announced that Hairtrade, the Gateshead-based online hair extension retailer, has one the Fasted Growing Small Business Award as part of the 2011 Ward Hadaway Fastest 50 Awards.
The event, sponsored by the Ward Hadaway law firm, honours the region’s fastest growing small, medium and large companies. The award-winners are those companies that have demonstrated the fastest sales growth over the past few years.
Set up in 2005, Hairtrade is a leading online supplier of professional hair and beauty products including hair extensions, wigs, styling equipment and hair care, stocking over 40 brands. Hairtrade offer a range of different types of hair extensions, including synthetic hair extensions and extensions that are made of human hair.
In response to the winning the reward, Keven Kou, Managing Director of I&K International Limited said: “It is a great honour for us all and it is such a great opportunity for us to be recognized by the public and the region’s entrepreneurs.
Kou reflected on Hairtrade’s short history, saying: “We’ve started our online store, Hairtrade.com, since 2006, and the business is blooming from the start. Now Hairtrade.com has become the No.1 hair extensions online store with over 200,000 registered members.
Executives at I&K International Ltd. hope to build upon Hairtrade’s recent win and are looking to continue in their growth. Kou explained this sentiment, saying: “We are expanding our products range to cover all sorts of hair and beauty products. Our target is to become the No.1 hair and beauty online superstore in the next 5 years.”