What is the Open to Export Action Plan Competition?
Enter the Export Action Plan Competition for the chance to win £3000 and more towards your strategy for international growth after Brexit.
The competition is a great opportunity to gain recognition for your business as you pitch to our panel of expert judges at a fabulous showcase final event at the Swiss Embassy on November 2nd. This will also be a great chance to meet multiple specialists in international trade and gain access to their expertise.
Sponsored by Bibby Financial Services, with further support from the Institute of Export & International Trade and Thrive Digital, both the winner and the other finalists will win a fabulous package of prizes – all of which are designed to give you what you need to accelerate your growth overseas.
Deadline: 29th September 2017
Entry is eligible to companies who submit their Export Action Plans and meet the competition criteria. You can start your action plan whenever you want and if you need to leave it, the pages will automatically save it for you so that you can come back to it later.
What is the Export Action Plan?
The Open to Export Action Plan is an intuitive online planning tool which takes you through 5 key steps to export success. It is simple to use and works by asking you to complete tasks and set actions, helping you to establish what you need to know and do to start selling overseas. Once you have completed the steps, you will generate an action plan which is a brilliant showpiece to take to your bank, business advisor or international trade advisor.
How do I enter the competition?
Once your Export Action Plan is complete, simply tick the competition box to enter.
Alternatively, you can send your generated PDF report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What could I win?
We’re currently building another great package of prizes and will announce more prizes in the autumn.
The package will definitely include a £3000 cash prize and 2 free places on an Institute of Export public training course worth £700. Each of the finalists also get a year’s free small business membership with the Institute.
Our March competitions also had a further £3000 worth of support in the form of website build, translation and memberships to help the winner even further. All the finalists received prizes worth over £2000.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to all businesses who are looking to enter or continue entering new markets following the UK’s exit from the EU.