Award for Best International Trade

Sponsor: Santander

Entry Guidelines:

To enter you need to be a business or organisation in Richmond upon Thames or do significant work in the borough. When completing the entry forms please use metrics for example proportion of turnover, %, numbers in your evidence – this will assist in the judging. All sizes of businesses and organisations are invited to enter and all will be judged according to their size. If you do not have all the answers you could still win – our independent judges will judge you fairly. The number of characters allowed per question indicates the maximum – by no means do you have to use all of these to answer the questions fully. Please attach any additional evidence such as press releases or testimonials or confidential business balance sheets to support your entry. Any additional questions about entering any of the categories please contact ceo@richmondchamberofcommerce.co.uk

Entry Form for Best International Trade

Your Name

Your Job Title

Your Email

Your Phone Number (mobile and/or landline)

Name of business or organisation

Please indicate your business sector, type of activity, approximate turnover & no. of employees

1. Is your business either based or does it trade significantly within The Borough of Richmond upon Thames?

2. Have you been exporting for a minimum of one year? Yes/No

3. If yes - for how long and how much exporting, what proportion of turnover? (approx. 50 words)

4. Please summarise your export marketing strategy and resulting export marketing/sales plans; describe your overall export objectives and you achieve these. (approx. 500 words)

5. Describe your best exporting success from the research/finding the opportunity to delivering ongoing business exports sales? (approx. 200 words)

6. In respect to this exporting success please describe your approach for example: digital marketing; trade shows; market research; distributors and agents. Also how you overcame any barriers such as culture, languages and currency - i.e. did you have to adapt your product/service? (approx. 200 words)

7. Please include too how this exporting success benefited your own business and also your local Richmond Borough supply chain ie suppliers. For example: Did you have to adapt your product or service in an innovative or significant way to succeed? Or hire new skilled people? Did it increase your profits and turnover? Does it give your business sustained growth? Were new local suppliers/ product lines established to supply this product/service. Please share any evidence. (approx. 100 words)

8. What impact has your product or service had in the overseas market: new product; increased; employment; supported fair trade; increased health and safety; improved environmental awareness. (approx. 50 words)

9. Has your company received any support or assistance from government agencies (e.g. UKTI) and, if so, what type of support helped you the most? (approx. 50 words)

10. Have you won any export awards and, if yes, how has this helped your company profile? (approx. 50 words)

11. Is your company considering any other new markets for export in the future? (approx. 50 words)

Please upload your company logo and any other documents relevant to your entry here (max. 2Mb)