KGD woke up to a very pleasant surprise on Sunday by being named 10th in the list of Fastest Growing Export SME’s in the UK by the Sunday Times. The news came on the back of continued expansion of the company both locally and overseas. KGD now employs over 100 people in Hereford manufacturing a wide range of Fluid Handling Packages primarily for Oil and Gas Offshore Facilities all over the world. The nomination was recognition of the growth in sales overseas through taking on larger contracts with support from the Government backed UK Export Finance Scheme. KGD plans further expansion over the coming months to build on the successes already achieved. KGD will be recruiting more apprentices this summer to join the 15 currently in the 4 year apprenticeship schemes offered at the company, to assist further develop of the skilled work force required for exporting equipment to offshore facilities worldwide.