FedEx Small Business Grant available in UK

FedEx Express is offering a £20,000 Small Business Grant to SMEs to help them grow. This is the third year the grant has been offered in Europe.

The FedEx Small Business Grant is available in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK.

The Small Business Grant is designed to help SMEs across the UK move into exports with the intent of making their businesses global enterprises.

“Small and medium businesses are the backbone of the economy and in order to help fast-track their growth, more often than not a ‘boost’ is required in terms of funding,” explains Martin Davidian, Managing Director Sales Enterprise National, FedEx Express and TNT.

“Gaining access to funding is no simple task and for SMEs it can be increasingly challenging. The SME market has dynamic companies which have huge potential for growth and development, and at FedEx we want to help them evolve, to have access to more possibilities, to become more competitive and to better support their international endeavours. The Small Business Grant provides an opportunity for small businesses to secure that boost to their funding and focus on their growth.”

As part of the competition for the grant, SME business owners will be asked to show what inspired them to start their business, as well as their plans to go global. They will showcase their strategic vision for the future including business growth, international achievements as well as highlighting their ethical standards. They will present these to a panel of local business experts.

The deadline for applications is 28 November 2018.

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