Supported by IFB2016, IOE, UKTI and Bibby Financial Services

“The Export Action Plan has been a great help towards our international growth. It has allowed us to detach ourselves and view our business with fresh, objective eyes”.

Caroline Sparks – Turtle Tots (former finalist)

Read more about the Export Action Plan Competition from our former finalists.



Previous winners, Charles Farris

The Open to Export Action Plan Competition is not currently running, but please keep an eye out for an announcement about the opening of a new competition in the next few days.

What is the Open to Export Action Plan Competition?

Open to Export run regular competitions to encourage small UK businesses to take the next steps towards international growth.

Entry is eligible to companies who have submitted their Action Plan and meet the criteria. We then invited short-listed businesses to pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges to be in with a chance of winning £3000.

Read about the most recent competition final which took place at the IFB2016 in Liverpool on Thursday 30 June. Klik2Learn – a digital design company specialising in education – were the winners of the cash prize, but all of the finalists impressed with their thorough and innovative plans and presentations.

What is the Export Action Plan?

The Open to Export Action Plan is a simple step-by-step online planning tool which asks you to complete tasks and set actions, helping you to establish what you need to know and do to start selling overseas.

What is the International Festival for Business 2016?

IFB 2016 is a global marketplace for creating connections and doing deals. It brings together thousands of businesses from around the world for three weeks of events, networking and deal-making.

Blue Skies is the IFB2016’s headline stage will host a programme of 12 world renowned speakers and will bring together all IFB2016 delegates in one spectacular evening event each day.

IFB 2016 is proud to support the Open to Export Action Plan Competition as part of its efforts to help small business to sell overseas and in so doing help the UK economy.

When is the next competition?

Open to Export will be announcing details of the next competition in the coming days with the final taking place in November.