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Coats wins at Corporate and Financial awards

Coats wins Gold at Corporate and Financial Awards

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market, has won a gold award at the 2018 Corporate and Financial Awards in the ‘Best online report: FTSE 250’ category.

The Corporate and Financial Awards recognises excellence in all aspects of financial and corporate communication. The seventh annual awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 25 September, at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, in London.

Coats’ 2017 online Annual Report was themed ‘Delivering today, Transforming for tomorrow’ and provided its financial and sustainability performance for the year. The content-rich, mobile responsive mini site, kept to a single page to provide users with a concise and consistent form of navigation. It included a short video from the CEO, as well as providing strong visual aids and clickable drop down information. It earned resounding praise from the Awards judges, who said ‘the content was well defined in terms of strategy, innovation, challenges and goals’.

Simon O’Brien, Head of Brand and Online accepted the award on behalf of Coats.

To see the Coats 2017 Annual Report click here

ENDS

To find out more about the 2018 Corporate and Financial Awards.  

For more information contact:
Kristina Blissett, Head of Group Communications
kristina.blissett@coats.com
T +44 (0)208 210 5084, M +44 (0)7714 539887

Notes to Editors

About Coats

Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market. At home in some 50 countries, Coats employs 19,000 people across six continents. Revenues in 2017 were US$1.5bn.

Coats’ pioneering history and innovative culture ensure the company leads the way around the world: providing complementary and value added products and services to the apparel and footwear industries; applying innovative techniques to develop high technology Performance Materials threads and yarns in areas such as automotive, composites and fibre optics; and extending the crafts offer into new markets and online.

Headquartered in the UK, Coats is a FTSE 250 listed company on the London Stock Exchange.  It is the Official Thread Supplier to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

  • Each year we make enough thread to go into 8 billion pairs of jeans - that’s one for every person on the planet
  • Every month Coats produces enough thread to stretch all the way to the sun
  • More than 450 million pairs of shoes are made every year using Coats’ thread
  • More than 100 million car airbags are made using Coats’ Performance Materials thread every year
  • In 1879 Thomas Edison used Coats’ thread in his experiments to invent the light bulb
  • Our Red Heart knitting and crochet yarn brand has been named ‘America’s Most Recommended’ by the Women’s Choice Award for three years running
  • Our flame retardant Performance Materials threads can withstand temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius

To find out more about Coats visit www.coats.com 

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