A £20,000 grant to support businesses to go global has been announced by FedEx Express.
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.
“The FedEx Small Business Grant 2016 was an absolute blessing for the business,” said Claire Galer, Founder and MD of 2016 winner Derriere Equestrian.
“We made our application and were absolutely blown away to have won the competition. The grant money came through very quickly and that was at a point where we were doing the final fine-tuning for our production development.”
“It’s been a joy, an incredible accolade and a great success to have developed such a brilliant product range and a brand that is now recognised internationally.”
To enter the FedEx Small Business Grant small business owners must register online and showcase their international ambitions and future business success. The competition winner and runner-up will be announced on 9 May 2017.
Two tiers of grants will be awarded in the UK: a grand prize of £20,000 and a runner-up prize of £10,000.
“UK small businesses have remained resilient over the last year, further strengthening their image as agile and adaptable to evolving landscapes. At FedEx, we strongly believe SMEs are the pinnacle of the UK economy and we are passionate about supporting their international endeavours,” states Martin Davidian, Managing Director Sales, UK North at FedEx Express.