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South Devon Business Export Support wins Enterprising Britain Awards 2015

TDA’s Ready for Export project displays outstanding innovation and ambition and wins the Enterprising Britain Awards 2015.


The Enterprising Britain Awards are part of the Government's drive to increase entrepreneurial activity in the UK. The awards celebrate the wide range of activity across the country that stimulates and supports enterprise. This year's awards produced a strong field of entries giving the judges a challenging task in deciding the winners.

The Support for Export award recognises TDA’s success in helping to create the business environment, skills and confidence needed for small businesses to start and grow. The award is given to the organisation which has done most to offer practical business support to businesses to enable them to internationalise and export their products, goods and service effectively and profitably.

The Ready for Export project comprises of a series of practical export advice services and clinics which are designed to help businesses which are either thinking of starting to export, at the early stages of exporting or have specific challenges in export markets.

Torbay’s Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver, said: 
“This award demonstrates the vital support that is being offered to entrepreneurs and small businesses that are the lifeblood of our economy and deserve all the help available to them to start-up and thrive.

“The Ready for Export project is tailored for businesses in South Devon allowing them to focus on particular areas of interest in their market. The project’s implementation of a trade mission to Germany shows our intent to enable local businesses to meet international clients and suppliers face to face and develop their business internationally.” 
Steve Southcott, International Trade Adviser for UK Trade & Investment said: 
“There are significant opportunities for businesses in the region to export and we are proud to support TDA in being recognised for their role in helping them grow into international markets. This is the second year that the team have been given the Support for Export in the Enterprising Britain Awards and that is testament to the work they are delivering for the local business community.

“From advising on export strategy and marketing insight, to guidance on doing business overseas we are here to help businesses large and small businesses who are thinking about export for their business or looking to expand into new markets. Business owners are welcome to get in touch to find out more.”
If your business would like details on how to start exporting or access the Ready for Export Workshop, visit www.tda-business.com or call 01803 207847 to speak a TDA Business Adviser. 

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