Export Action Plan Competition Prizes
We can already announce that the winner will get a £3000 cash prize and 2 free places on an Institute of Export & International Trade public training course worth £700.
We are also delighted to announce that the winner will get two half day strategy sessions with Thrive Digital worth up to £1000, the aim of which will be to maximise your ecommerce potential. In addition to this, Thrive Digital will provide a “heath check” report on the winner’s current ecommerce, providing actionable advice for improvements and ongoing strategy. This is again worth potentially thousands of pounds.
Each finalist will get a year’s free small business membership with the Institute of Export & International trade.
More announcements around prizes will be announced over the autumn. For the three competitions we ran in March, the prizes were as follows:
The winners received the following package:
£3000 cash funding courtesy of our sponsors SDL Managed Translation and Heathrow Airports. The cash is to help implement your international expansion and export plans. Previous finalists have used the cash for trade missions, for changing branding to appeal internationally and for digital updates.
Yell website package (or other services if desired) – Google’s longest-standing Premier partner and one of the UK’s leading Digital Marketing providers have donated face to face consultation with one of Yell’s Google accredited digital experts who will identify opportunities and propose solutions to help grow your business online to appeal to an international market. This could be a brand new website, built and hosted for a year. Your new site will be optimised for search engines and packed with clever technology enabling you to personalise content to appeal to different types of visitors both locally and to other international markets. Yell’s innovative Connect solution that will ensure your business is listed across hundreds of relevant sites and will also help you claim and create your business pages on social media sites.
Institute of Export training course of your choice x 2. This excellent training can be used for yourself or for other people in your team.
All the finalists (including the winner) received the following:
- A £300 website translation voucher from SDL Managed Translation to help you get your website translated into a new language, increasing audience reach quickly and efficiently
- Small Business Membership of the Institute of Export
- Gift bag courtesy of our sponsors
- Impactful PR and connections around the event – priceless!