A company in Leicestershire has seen an increase in export sales this year.
Pal International makes wet wipes and clothing for workers in the catering industry.
The Managing Director, Alex Brucciani, has told ITV News Central a difficult UK economy has led to his company investing in overseas markets.
More top news
West Midlands weather: Cold overnight with a widespread frost developing
East Midlands weather: Dry with clear spells overnight
Police investigating the theft of five-year-old Yorkshire terrier, dressed in a pink, have released images of a woman they'd like to trace