It’s that time of year again when the cream of the East Midlands business community are recognised for their exporting prowess. The East Midlands International Business Awards, hosted by UK Trade & Investment (East Midlands), is entering its fourth year and this year’s event will again take place at the Leicester Marriott Hotel on Thursday 26th November 2009.
UK Trade & Investment along with its partners continues its dedicated support to businesses by helping them to grow through trade, and contribute towards the prosperity of the UK and local economy. Recognising and rewarding companies that have excelled and embraced the challenge of exporting demonstrates the importance of international trade for business growth and sustainability.
As the current economic climate continues to challenge businesses, celebrating the success of companies that strive to ride the downturn and remain resilient brings a welcome change and helps raise the awareness to the importance of expanding into an international business arena.
Says Peter Hogarth, International Trade Director UKTI East Midlands, “UKTI opens doors for businesses and by honouring those businesses which have excelled in the exporting arena, we are telling the world how talented and successful businesses are in the East Midlands. Our International Business Awards are a prestigious event for the East Midlands community and we are very proud to be hosting this event once again.”
Many of the companies who are involved with UKTI are recording increased sales figures in their international markets and the East Midlands branch of UKTI are very pleased to have been an integral part of their success. The East Midlands International Business Awards is another opportunity for these businesses to shout about their successes, to stand amongst other likeminded businesses and receive the recognition that they deserve.
The evening itself provides an environment of high commercial achievement. Vibrant, entertaining and inspirational are all words used to describe this prestigious event and UKTI are keen for as many companies as possible to take part.
So, if you are a company already exporting, and you want to receive the recognition that you deserve and celebrate your achievements, go to www.internationalawards.org.uk and discover the criteria associated with the following awards:-
‘New Exporter of the Year’
‘International Business Communication Award’
‘Established Exporter of the Year - China’
‘Established Exporter of the Year - India’
‘Established Exporter of the Year - Worldwide’
‘International Business of the Year’
You have to ‘be in it to win it’! Applications close on Friday 18th September 2009. For further information contact one of the UKTI East Midlands team on 01332 826394.
Photo: Last year’s overall winner - Castlet Ltd - from Lincoln with Suzi Perry (host) and Jitendra Patel (Harvey Ingram - Sponsor).