Following the final of the ‘Open to Export International Business Awards‘, we talk to some of the finalists about the impact that the Export Action Plan tool has had on their business and their exports.

Company: For The Record Ltd
Representative: Natthoya Baptiste

How did you find the using the Export Action Plan tool and what impact did it have on your business?

We found out about the tool via a local Business Support Organisation: Exportt. The tool helped up to concretise our export plans and be more strategic with their execution

What impact will being a finalist have on your business?

Being a finalist has brought international exposure to For The Record Ltd and has made the possibility of exporting more realistic for us.

Looking ahead, what’s your next step now as a business?

To finalise our website with ecommerce capability to facilitate exports

What three tips would you give to other MSMEs looking to enter international trade?

  • Focus on developing your product to an international standard
  • Reach out to and learn from other SMEs that have walked this path before you – their advice and experience is invaluable
  • Develop a relationship with your local export agency to get guidance and advice

About For The Record

At For The Record Ltd. (FTR), we specialize in unique, handmade, customizable clocks made from upcycled vinyl records. Established in 2016, we are a virtual establishment that prides ourself in our ability to engage our clients and make them a part of the creative process, while providing stellar customer service and a superior product. We also passionately support the Buy Local initiative which seeks to garner support for local artisans and entrepreneurs.

Green Approach
FTR incorporates a ‘green’ approach into every aspect of our operations. We re-purpose vinyl albums as a viable alternative to unsafe disposal practices, which often result in hazardous toxins contaminating our atmosphere and groundwater. Our clocks come packaged in boxes made from recycled paper and re-usable, eco-friendly tote bags. We encourage our clientele to reduce their carbon footprints and engage in green living.
Our product lines include: Corporate, National Pride, Sports, Music, Portraits, Inspirational and Toute Bagai.
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