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Best Exporting Business Award

Sponsored by OCO

This award recognises the achievement, innovation and excellence of businesses large and small from Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area, in reaching new markets by exporting their products or services to areas outside of Northern Ireland. (GB and Republic of Ireland will be considered as exporting).

This award has been created to encourage and recognise companies that have generated substantial and sustained increases in export activity.

The panel will look for indicators such as:

  • Exporting and Marketing Strategy
  • Sustainability
  • International Trade Growth Achieved
  • Management Excellence
  • The level of exports in relation to the size of the company
  • The barriers that have been overcome

Applications should include:

  • The products / services that have been successfully exported
  • New markets to which the business exports
  • Evidence of the growth of the business export activity
  • Detail the percentage of the business’ export business
  • How the business plans to maintain and expand the export market

This is a written submission award. Please download, complete and return the official application form no later than 5pm Monday 12th February 2018.

Stage 1 of the judging process will be to shortlist submissions based on the criteria above. If an applicant is shortlisted for Stage 2, they will be invited to attend a short interview/presentation with the judging panel followed by Q&A on Thursday 1st March 2018. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by Monday 19th February 2018. The panel will then rank the shortlist based on the interview. Please note that if an applicant is shortlisted for stage 2 of the judging process, they must be able to attend a 15-minute interview/presentation on Thursday 1st March 2018 at the Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn.



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