action plan competition 2017

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Export Action Plan Competition Prizes

We are running three concurrent competitions across the food and drink and tech and creative sectors and a regional East of England event. In each of these competitions, the prizes are as follows:

The winner

The winner will receive 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.

The finalists

All the finalists (including the winner) who take part in a Showcase Final, will receive 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!