Open to Export Awards, Liverpool, June 2016
Our client wished to enter the Open to Export International Business Awards with the chance of winning £3,000 towards implementing future export plans. We guided the client through the online application form which generated an export action plan. This plan was then judged by an expert panel organised by the Institute of Export and International Trade.
Our client was delighted to be selected as one of 10 finalists out of 400 applicants. and was required to pitch their export plan, and how they would utilise the prize money, to a separate judging panel during an open forum at the International Festival of Business in Liverpool. We coached our client on the pitch as well as presentation skills. Although our client was not proclaimed the overall winner, the opportunity to present to an expert panel, in front of business leaders, was a very useful experience. As a finalist they also won a year’s free small business membership with the Institute of Export and International Trade.