Got an appetite for success?

03 Oct 2011

Enter our competition and win the help you need to break into your next overseas market! 

Are you a company based in the East of England?

But with ambition and determination that know no boundaries?

And with a willingness to understand what makes your export customers tick?

SITG is challenging local businesses to show they are winners. 

Suffolk and East of England companies have always shown a strong appetite for export success. SITG wants to support these companies which is why, thanks to UKTI, we have secured a fantastic prize to help you break into a new export market. 

Exports from the East of England to countries like China, India, Japan and Australia are already worth £2.8bn – but that’s just for starters. There’s a whole world out there! 

If you have got an idea you think would be to their taste, now’s your chance to pursue it.

Write – in no more than 300 words – how and why you have embraced, or plan to embrace if you are a new exporter, the importance of the culture or language of a target export market and how this aided your market entry. You can enter whether you’re new to selling abroad, or a veteran. For instance have you any good examples of how you have adapted or plan to adapt your product or service to suit a specific export market? 

Send your competition entry to jim@sitg.co.uk by 5pm Friday 21st October and make sure you attend the SITG meeting on 3rd November at the Novotel Ipswich from 5-7pm to hear who the winner is! 

A panel of judges will weigh up the ideas received and the company who shows the most relevant understanding and action plan of culture and language issues for their overseas markets will receive £1,000 worth of market research or contact generation support from UKTI using the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) to help them develop their business in export markets drawing on the expertise of the commercial teams from the British Embassies. For more details of this service please see http://www.ukti.gov.uk/export/howwehelp/overseasmarketintroductionservices.html 

Terms & conditions

Entries must be submitted by email to the email address specified above by 21st October 2011. No entries accepted after this date. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be announced at the SITG meeting on 3rd November 2011. The OMIS prize can be used to fully fund or partially fund the cost of multiple OMISs in a number of markets. Winners are liable for any additional cost beyond value of the prize.

Winners information will not be passed to any third party. Entrants to this competition agree to take part in publicity if selected as a winner following the conclusion of the competition.

For more details about commissioning an OMIS contact UKTI East on 0845 641 9955.

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