And for the eighth year in a row, former winner Global Freight is showing its support of the event and the business community by sponsoring the International Trade category.
The award will go to the company which has excelled in exporting, importing, and built healthy links with suppliers or customers overseas.
Managing director of Global Freight, Nicole Gunter, said “The International Trade award recognises companies which are successfully doing business in overseas markets
“When you consider that the majority of Shropshire’s companies are SMEs, the fact that so many of them are excelling at exporting or importing is not only worth recognising but celebrating too. They are the proof that small companies can do big business beyond the shores of the UK.
“As a previous winner of a Shropshire Business Award, we know the commitment and drive it takes to do business overseas, and that’s why we’re delighted to be sponsoring this category. “
Companies need to demonstrate a forward-thinking and structured approach to trading overseas; an understanding of different cultures and practices in foreign markets; training of staff to communicate efficiently and effectively with overseas clients; tailoring of products or processes to meet needs of different marketplaces and show evidence of international trade improving the performance of the business