Royal recognition for Watermans receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise


Rotherham-based e-commerce company Watermans has received a Queen’s Award for its business services – highly regarded for its excellence in international trade.

Watermans has excelled in exporting overseas while maintaining the highest standards for social and economic growth. Watermans has a strong track record in international trade, with its services now available worldwide in the United States, Dubai, Australia and Slovenia, Sweden, Finland and Norway, Thailand, Hong Kong, in Saudi Arabia and Croatia. Recently, we signed two new territories, Jordan and Egypt.

Manvers employs 11 people and was founded in 2014 by Gail and Matt Waterman. The company focuses on hair growth products and was developed by Gail, who is of mixed race and suffers from weak hair and slow growth issues including hormonal hair loss. Gail, a former hairdresser based in Yorkshire and Matt, a marketing expert, have developed high quality salon standard products. The products have been tested on Gail’s salon clients to test the effectiveness of their products. Products are available for different hair types, textures and hair concerns. Their most popular product is their GrowMe shampoo which sells a bottle every thirty seconds. The company grew from strength to strength.


The Watermans are passionate about giving back and have donated many of their popular hair growth shampoos to chemo units across the UK. During the Ukraine crisis, Watermans donated several pallets of hand sanitizer to help Ukrainian citizens. They believe in good karma and goodwill and are passionate about spreading this across the brand and company.

Matt and Gail Waterman, CEO of Watermans Enterprise Ltd, said: “It is a huge honor to accept the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Watermans team is proud to be recognized in such a meaningful way. As a family business, we are delighted to be honored with a Queen’s Award. The Queen’s Award is the most prestigious award a British company can achieve. This achievement is humbling and reflects the commitment and passion we have for our brand.

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the nation’s most prestigious business awards, with winning companies eligible to use the prestigious Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

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