What is the Open to Export Action Plan Competition?
The deadline to enter the 10th Export Action Plan competition is Friday 25th January 2019.
Enter the Export Action Plan Competition for the chance to win £3000 and more prizes towards your ‘Roadmap to Export Success’ and fly the flag for UK Plc around the world.
Sponsored by Bibby Financial Services, 10 finalists will be invited to the showcase final at the Institute of Export & International Trade’s World Trade Summit for the South of England in Southampton on 27th February 2019.
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?
£3000 cash and further support towards your export plans.
The winner’s package also includes 2 free places on an Institute of Export & International Trade public training course worth £700. Each of the finalists got a year’s free small business membership with the Institute.
Further prizes will be announced before the deadline.
The Southampton World Trade Summit
In an ever changing business environment the Institute of Export & International Trade is endeavouring to bring the skills agenda to the fore by engaging with business and government in shaping the future of international trade. By providing informed debate and ensuring that exporters’ voices are heard, large or small, our regional World Trade Summits focus on where next and the great things that are already happening.
The summits bring together some of the most knowledgeable and influential speakers on the key issues that impact on international trade. They are also a fantastic opportunities for exporters to meet each other and become embedded in the Institute’s business community.
Who can enter?
The competition is open to SMEs who:
- are new to export
- employ fewer than 50 employees
- are based in the UK
- are planning to enter new markets
- would truly benefit from winning the £3000 prize
Sponsors and supporters
Sponsors: Bibby Financial Services
Established in 1982, Bibby Financial Services is an independent financial services partner to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
With more than 35 years’ experience, we support businesses in more than 300 industry sectors.
We are proud to help businesses, both big and small, and place our clients at the heart of everything we do. We don’t just fund your business, we believe in it.
The Institute of Export & International Trade – prize donators and supporters
The Institute of Export & International Trade‘s mission is to enhance the export performance of the United Kingdom by setting and maintaining professional standards in international trade management and export practice. This is principally achieved by the provision of education, training and practical business support services.