What is the Open to Export Action Plan Competition?
The deadline to enter the spring Export Action Plan competition is Friday 12th April 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.
The final will be taking place at GTR UK 2019 in London on May 8th. The 10 finalists will be able to network, discuss and debate with 500 delegates from across the international trade spectrum at the conference, including fellow exporters, financiers and trade specialists.
GTR UK will also feature 50 thought leading speakers exploring the future of UK trade and exports, examining the trading opportunities within and beyond Europe and the implications of this new economic landscape for businesses.
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.
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: Global Trade Review
Established in 2002, Global Trade Review (GTR) is a world-class independent publishing and events company, offering a one-stop shop of news, events and services for companies and individuals involved in global trade.
GTR’s editorial team provides high-quality journalism and unrivalled coverage of the trade, export, commodity and supply chain finance markets, as well as the political risk and trade credit insurance, treasury and fintech sectors.
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.