Relive the presentations and big moments from the fantastic Export Action Plan Competition finals day. A truly inspiring set of companies shared their export plans for the chance to win £3000 funding.
A wonderful day – some absolutely inspiring businesses!
@FarrisCandles!! Our Export Action Plan Competition winners! http://ow.ly/XjC2e
10 presentations 1 winner. The judges have a decision to make
@LesleyIOExport @VictoriaEggs @jhucker @ChrisHeyes_LV @TurtleTotsNLond competitor analysis has shaped growth plans – intelligent export planning! @TurtleTotsNLond aim is to become global swimming brand of choice. China to be a big step on the way. @TurtleTotsNLond Ireland not the same as UK but great way to cut your teeth exporting. @TurtleTotsNLond recent online evolution setting things up for export. Trademarks in place in international markets. Canada and UAe next.. @TurtleTotsNLond a brand licensed around the uk and Ireland – set up as a franchise, with international room for growth! @TurtleTotsNLond last but not least! Aqua-natal yoga for babies and toddlers – starting in Ireland and Australia… @specialiapps key for international expansion is translation throughout the content strategy. @specialiapps English speaking apps lowest fruit, mouth to mouth growth. Great potential for structured growth… @specialiapps multilingual education apps for children with special needs, current exporting reactive not strategic @PrisonVoicemail finding similar prison systems key to prioritising target markets! @PrisonVoicemail growing every month with a stable platform ready to grow abroad – USA Canada Australia Europe & more. No other competitor. @PrisonVoicemail offenders 6 times more likely to reoffend if they get estranged from their families.
Back underway with
@PrisonVoicemail helping prisoners stay in touch with their family, following overwhelming demand. Fantastic humane cause
Lunch is coming to a close at export action plan day. Three afternoon presentations to come! Great day so far..
@OpalContracts explain the need to plan properly for export. Have a strategy and know where your product is needed! @OpalContracts Disposable fast fitting curtains reducing effort & time improving cleanness. So far exports reactive. @OpalContracts presenting – how to reduce infections in hospitals through better quality curtains @lifeline24 – importance of a local voice on the other end – customers needs at heart, wherever they are.. @Lifeline24 manufacturer uk based but have a strong Australia presence – coherent strategy along with an Australia manager in place! @Lifeline24 trying to raise awareness abroad. Same business model to be applied in Australia in particular. Competitive pricing key. @Lifeline24 are on now – personal alarms for the elderly, potentially life saving – fast and cheap to use. @intrepidbrewing no substitute for face to face contact – go out there and meet people! @intrepidbrewing international growth can bring down variable costs, decreasing risk. Focussing on specific markets key. Proximity key! @intrepidbrewing @LesleyIOExport enjoying the range of beers! Quality ingredients, quality beers! @FunkyFeetMusic look for trade partners linked with schools & expat communities. iTunes & Amazon as sales channels. @ukti supported – IP key @FunkyFeetMusic developed with physiological and physical pathways in mind – educating children to move meaningfully though music..
Now we’ve got
@FunkyFeetMusic bringing a musical touch! Tried and tested with uk parents/schools – time to go abroad @FarrisCandles scepticism in Germany about Uk quality but interest in #COOLBritannia
Second up is
@FarrisCandles already working with @UKTI and growing intrnl interest @2littleboyscom Mexico an untapped market with demand. Canada not as easy as it seems, despite language similar. Questioning begins!
We’re underway on
#export action plan finals day! @2littleboyscom kicking things off – website translation key! #Export Action Plan finals day today! Read about all the companies in it to #win it – http://ow.ly/Xg4n6