FedEx Express is offering a grand prize grant of £20,000 and runner-up prize of £10,000 to UK SMEs that demonstrate how they plan to grow their business internationally.
A grand prize of £20,000 will be awarded to the winning applicant, with a runner-up prize of £10,000 also up for grabs.
To stand a chance of winning, business owners must be ready to provide details on what inspired them to start their company, their ethical standards, as well as a clear strategic vision of future international growth.
Announcing the grant, Martin Davidian, Managing Director Sales, Enterprise National for FedEx Express, said small businesses looking to boost overseas sales had an opportunity to win the all-important injection of cash.
“Small and medium businesses are the backbone of the economy and in order to help fast-track their growth, more often than not a ‘boost’ is required in terms of funding,” Davidian said.
“Gaining access to funding is no simple task and for SMEs it can be increasingly challenging.”
He added: “The SME market has dynamic companies which have huge potential for growth and development, and at FedEx we want to help them evolve, to have access to more possibilities, to become more competitive and to better support their international endeavors.”
“The Small Business Grant provides an opportunity for small businesses to secure that boost to their funding and focus on their growth.”
How to apply
To apply for the Small Business Grant, business owners should register online and demonstrate their ambitions for international growth and future success to FedEx’s judging panel of small business experts.
The winner and runner-up will be announced on 24 January 2019.
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