Enter the Open to Export International Business Awards

25 May 2018

Exciting opportunity for SMEs to take their next steps in international trade and to potentially win $5000.

Are you an active exporter? Or are you considering starting the export journey? Together, the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have launched the ‘Open to Export Initiative’, a new competition giving SMEs the chance to win $5000 cash towards their export plans for international growth.

All you need to do is submit your completed Export Action Plan by 10 August 2018. The plan asks questions along each of the following 5 steps:

  1. Getting started
  2. Selecting a market
  3. Reaching customers
  4. Pricing and getting paid
  5. Delivery and documentation

Ten finalists will then be invited to pitch to an international panel of expert judges at the WTO Public Forum in October.

This competition is being run as part of the WTO-ICC Small Business Champions initiative.

More information can be found on the Open to Export website.

Beavis Morgan – Advising UK SMEs now and for the future

With Britain’s imminent departure from the European Union, it is essential that British exporters use this time now to review their exporting strategies, assess what changes may occur, and ascertain what action needs to be taken.

As specialist advisers to UK SMEs, we are able to assist businesses to identify and manage both the risks and the opportunities presented by Brexit, help you optimise your working capital, and provide guidance on all aspects of business performance, including ensuring that adequate measures are put in place to protect the health of your business, both now and for the future.

Contact Steve Govey or your usual Beavis Morgan Partner for further information about how we can assist.