HP Go Global Awards 2015
Representing HP’s commitment to promote the best achievements of the UK’s SMBs and to celebrate their innovation and significant contribution to the UK economy.
Winners for HP Go Global Awards 2015 now announced:
Congratulations to Kit for Kids and Eyetease!
The winners for the 2015 HP Go Global Awards were announced at our HP Go Global SMB networking event / awards ceremony in London on September 4th, with the 2 awards going to:
Kit for Kids for 'Best Breakthrough Exporter of the Year'
Eyetease for the 'Next Breakthrough Exporter of the Year' category
Congratulations also go out to the shortlisted finalists Sefaira, Just Park, Coniq and Turtle Tots for setting the standard so high and for winning their complementary place on the Enterprise Nation’s upcoming 2015 trade mission to China.
The HP Go Global Awards shine a light on some of the country’s most dynamic, innovative and expanding SMBs, recognising the achievements of those that have successfully entered the international export market and encouraging those looking to break into new territories.
The awards echo Go Global’s original principles – that small business owners should not shy away from international trade opportunities because of perceived language, currency, cultural and business barriers.
All of the shortlisted companies above have been offered a place on Enterprise Nation’s upcoming 2015 trade mission to China, gaining access to one of the world’s biggest markets, as well as invaluable training and consultancy.
Two overall winners will go on to receive an HP Go Global Award for ‘Best Breakthrough Exporter of the Year’ and ‘Next Breakthrough Exporter of the Year.’
Breakthrough Exporter of the Year
Awarded to the SMB that has successfully broken into the export market within the last 5 years
'Next' Breakthrough Exporter of the Year
Awarded to the SMB that demonstrates, in the eyes of the judges, the best market entry strategy to crack a new export market within the next 12 months
The awards will be judged by a panel of business experts including;
George Brasher, Vice President and General Manager, Printing & Personal Systems, HP UK & Ireland
Susan Bowen, Chief of Staff, HP UK & Ireland
Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation
Jane Pritchard, Enterprise Director, Business in the Community
Paul Hide, Director of Operations at techUK
Richard Bearman, UK Director of Small Business, HSBC
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In addition to their place on the mission to China, the two winners will receive:
- A selection of HP’s top of the range business products chosen to meet the winners’ specific business needs
- 12 months complimentary membership to techUK
- Access to a Business in the Community arc one day training workshop, such as “The Six Box Strategy”, “Recruiting and Developing a Team” and “Develop a Marketing and Communications Strategy”
- 4 mentoring sessions on commercial banking to help grow your business, with Richard Bearman, UK Director of Small Business, HSBC
Starting to export overseas or expanding where a business trades internationally is one of the most challenging, exciting and rewarding moments in a company's life. I am very proud to be involved with the businesses and people who are making this big step and look forward to providing helpful support and guidance where I can. Richard Bearman
UK Director of Small Business, HSBC
The launch of the HP Go Global Awards represents HP’s continued commitment to promote the best achievements of the UK’s SMBs and to celebrate their innovation and significant contribution to the UK economy. They build on the success of HP’s Smart Business Awards which recognise SMBs from across the UK, representing a diverse range of business types from Versarien, who develop advanced engineering solutions to HelloFresh, who deliver perfectly portioned groceries and recipes to cook at home. George Brasher
Vice President and General Manager, Printing and Personal Systems, HP UK and Ireland