|COLUMBUS, OH (July 26, 2005) — Signature
Worldwide, a provider of training and business building solutions, recently
received the Ohio Excellence in Exporting Award (“E” Award). The award,
given by Ohio Governor Bob Taft, recognizes Ohio companies that have displayed
outstanding growth in the international and domestic marketplace.
headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.
its inception, Signature has implemented training in every U.S. state and
served more than 5,000 clients worldwide across a multitude of industries.
During the past three years, the company’s export revenue has grown 37
percent, due largely in part to its international licensing program.
Signature’s innovative licensing program
enables organizations worldwide to provide Signature services at the local
level, customized for regional customs and languages. The company currently
has international licensees in North America, South America, Asia, Europe,
and Africa representing 40 countries.
All international licensees are required
to complete an intensive training program at the company’s
Ohio Governor Bob Taft
and Steven Wolever
“With the growth of the global economy,
we recognize the importance of creating an international presence by forming
strategic partnerships with organizations all over the world,” said Steven
D. Wolever, president and CEO, Signature Worldwide. “By licensing entrepreneurs
in other countries and training them to incorporate our services in their
local markets, we continue to build on our successful base in the U.S.
and create new jobs both locally and abroad.”
Signature is currently reviewing additional
foreign licensee opportunities, and hopes to cover the globe by the end
About Signature Worldwide
Signature Worldwide is a leading provider
of training and business solutions to service-based organizations, creating
tailored training and marketing programs that directly impact the bottom
line. Established in 1986 and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Signature
operates throughout North America and has licenses in South America, Africa,
Europe and Asia. Signature is a private company, with revenues of $12 million
in 2004. For more information, please visit www.signatureworldwide.com.