How to improve your entry: International Trade

Sean took time out of the office last week to meet one of our colleagues from UKTI, John Rimmer who very kindly offered to share a little advice on completing a Queen’s Awards entry form in the International Trade category. You can see his advice in the video below.

John shares his thoughts on what the judging panels are looking for in the International Trade category and addresses questions 11 to 18 specifically, given these are the ones we receive most queries on. He offers sensible suggestions on how to approach your answers on:

  • breaking into overseas markets
  • describing the geographical spread of these markets
  • how you overcame obstacles such as regulation, currency fluctuations, local competition etc.

He also explains what is being asked for in the questions around the time frame of an entry.

So, if you’re looking for a steer on the best way to approach your entry, how you can strengthen it and what not to do, this video is definitely worth a view.

Don’t forget that entry to the 2015 Awards closes at midnight on 30 September – that’s only a month away now...  We’ll be sharing video top tips on entering the other categories over the next two weeks so look out for those.

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