Only days left for firms to enter competition

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INNOVATIVE companies in the south east have less than two weeks to enter a new competition being run to promote exports.

It has been organised by UK Trade & Investment, launched by the Prime Minister and Lord Green, Minister for Trade and Investment, and is called the Export for Growth Prize.

The competition aims to encourage more small businesses to take their products and services overseas by offering a comprehensive package of support to the company with the best idea.

The winner will receive UKTI support worth £5,000 and three grants for overseas travel to their target markets, plus expert business knowledge and insight from sponsor companies.

Small and medium-sized enterprises in the South East have until Friday, January 13 to submit their entry.

Shortlisted companies will then be invited to present their big export idea to a live audience of business leaders and a judging panel, who will then select the winning idea.

To find out more, and to download an entry form, visit ukti.gov.uk/exportingforgrowthprize.