Captain Fawcett Ltd is simply delighted to be recognised as an East of England Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT). It is particularly welcome in this, Captain Fawcett’s 10th Anniversary year. Celebrations to mark the occasion have, of course, been somewhat delayed due to unfolding global events yet plans for developing product ranges and reaching out to new territories have continued, albeit with meetings taking place online rather than the company’s preferred face-to-face approach.

Combining a unique brand of Edwardian derring do with a humorously idiosyncratic take on what it means to be a gentleman in the 21st century, Captain Fawcett Ltd is a manufacturer, distributor and exporter of high quality gentlemen’s grooming products (First Class Gentlemen’s Grooming Requisites). Based at his Gentlemen’s Emporium in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK, all Captain Fawcett oils are produced in-house and the legendary wax is still made by the company’s founder himself. Captain Fawcett Ltd is proud of being a niche brand, uncompromising on quality. All packaging is made in the UK, as are all Fawcett products. Attention to detail is paramount.

It is a great honour to be included amongst those fine companies acknowledged for an inspirational attitude to growing a business through exporting products and thus championing this outward bound approach in the East of England.

As an Export Champion, rest assured Captain Fawcett Ltd will be playing our part in peer to peer conversations, encouraging fellow companies in the East of England region to start exporting, to offer practical advice on how to turn exporting ambitions into reality and to share our experiences of how the DIT helped Captain Fawcett Ltd to forge ahead into new markets.

Beginning as an entrepreneurial start-up, Captain Fawcett Ltd is now an established SME, exporting to 42 countries world-wide, including key and emerging markets such as the US and India.

With the ever increasing demand for high quality British products, there is undoubtedly fantastic opportunity for British businesses to build stronger trading relationships and win greater access to some of the largest and fastest growing markets in the world. All hugely exciting for a business begun at a kitchen table in Terrington St Clement!

Captain Fawcett founder, Richie Finney, says “For any business interested in exporting, I’d say don’t hesitate to get in touch with the DIT. They have a superb network of International trade advisers local to territories worldwide, ready to help with tailored advice, guidance and running workshops on a vast range of topics, plus relevant funding support. It will be a great honour to inspire other UK businesses who haven’t yet begun to sell overseas to dive in and start swimming!”

DIT assistance

Companies looking for support from DIT should call 01707 398 398 or email They can also visit, which has information on live export opportunities and includes general information on exporting and events.

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