New award honours businesses selling UK products abroad

Businesses that are helping to lead the economic recovery by selling UK products and services overseas are to be honoured with a new award.

According to a statement, the Outstanding Export Award, a new category in the 2011 EEF Future Manufacturing Awards, will recognise those manufacturing businesses that are exploiting new markets and winning new business abroad.

The new award, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), will celebrate new-to-export companies of all sizes that have developed and implemented an export strategy and successfully traded goods and/or services over the past two years.

Award winners will be announced in five UK regions across England and Wales during November, culminating in a national award for the UK’s most outstanding export manufacturer in January 2012.

Entry is free and forms are available at this address: http://www.eef.org.uk/awards

The closing date for entries is 31 July 2011.