This is your chance to tell your business' story, highlighting its uniqueness, growth, and future plans. To help your business standout, be enthusiastic and include evidence of your international ambition/achievements e.g. the number of international markets you export to. Including current/predicted growth stats such as year-on-year growth and turnover will help to determine your business' growth and projected success.
Through the Small Business Grant, FedEx aims to help small businesses across the UK to realise their international potential by providing a platform for small businesses to go global and expand their horizons.
The contest provides an opportunity for-profit small businesses employing up to 99 staff to realise their international ambitions. Entries are open from 1 March 2017 to 4 April 2017.
Small businesses selected as finalists will be asked to provide further details of their plans to go global, including showcasing their strategic vision for the future from business growth and international achievements and highlighting their ethical standards, to a panel of local business experts.
There are 5.4 million small businesses in the UK. Despite recent economic volatility across Europe, small businesses remain optimistic about their future and expect their exports to remain stable or increase in the next twelve months.
First rolled out in the US in 2012 and extended to Hong Kong, Singapore and Brazil in 2015, the FedEx Small Business Grant contest is now being held in four European markets: Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The Competition is open to only for-profit companies registered in the United Kingdom which at the time of entry: i) are registered at Companies House in the UK; and ii) have filed at least one set of annual trading accounts; or iii) have a valid UK VAT number. The company must also be wholly owned by legal residents of the United Kingdom who are over 18 (eighteen) years of age at the time of entry. In addition in order to be considered an eligible “small business” for purposes of this Competition, the business must meet all of the following criteria:
The names of the winner and runner up will be retained during the twelve (12) month period following the end of the Competition on 9 May 2017, by visiting this url: www.fedex.com/gb/global
To enter the Competition, participants (“Entrants”) are required to visit the Competition website located at www.fedex.com/grantuk (the “Competition Site”) and submit an entry (the “Entry”) between 1 March 2017 and 4 April 2017. A FedEx account is not required to enter the Competition. Entrants will be required to provide responses to a number of questions together with submitting details of their company. The questions include the following:
The narrative responses of the Entry must be no more than 140 characters in length for the first question and 500 characters per each additional question.
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