Global Freight supports international success of Midlands-based businesses

Posted: Friday 3rd December

Global Freight Services is once again helping to celebrate the international success of businesses in the Midlands by backing one of the UK’s biggest awards.  

We are throwing our weight behind the 2022 Federation of Small Business Awards by sponsoring the International Business of the Year category in both the West Midlands and East Midlands regions. 

It is the fourth year in which we have sponsored the award and our managing director Anton Gunter is urging businesses who wish to be recognised for their international success to get their entries in before the deadline early next year. 

He said: “Shropshire is a vibrant county and we know from experience that there are many small businesses in the area which are operating sustainable export programmes and growing as a result of international trade.  

“This is a fantastic opportunity for these businesses to celebrate their achievements and demonstrate the success of their global reach.” 

The criteria for the International Business of the Year Award calls for novice and established importers and exporters to demonstrate how working internationally has benefited business profitably, growth and strategy. 

Applications for the West Midlands heat, which includes businesses located in Shropshire, must be submitted by January 30th, whilst applications for the East Midlands round close on February 20th.

Winners of the regional heats will then go on to battle it out at the national awards ceremony to be held in Glasgow later in the year. 

Anton added: “As experts in the export sector, we are delighted to be sponsoring these awards again and it will be fantastic, after a year’s break because of the pandemic, to get back to a face-to-face awards dinner and networking event.  

“We’re really looking forward to finding out more about businesses across the Midlands who are successfully trading around the world whether they are seasoned exporters or new to it.” 

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