Santander – Trade Mission to US
Date & Time: 01/11/2015 - 07/11/2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
This Trade Mission will help you to tap into the USA one of the countries with the highest GDP’s per capita. Official meetings at the British Embassy, 1-2-1 meetings with importers and distributors throughout the USA, and unlimited networking opportunities means you can explore your International potential.
If you would like to apply, please complete the online application form via the link at the end by 1 September 2015.
Pre-Trade Mission Delegate Briefing
All successful applicants will be required to attend a pre-Trade Mission briefing – this will take place via webinar and will provide each delegate with invaluable information to the economic, political and cultural backdrop to doing business in the USA.
There are eligibility criteria in place for our Trade Missions and all applications will be judged on
merit according to this criteria as detailed below.
We are looking for highly ambitious businesses who have been trading for a minimum of two years, are turning over between £500,000 and £50million, and have plans to increase customer base, employ more people and expand to new markets (including the designated market) in the next 12 months
Your business will need to have/provide:
A written business case (International Entry Plan) explaining why your product and brand has the propensity to establish a long-term presence in the chosen market.
Readiness of your business for export, including availability of export-specific skills
Some market knowledge and a clear rationale for addressing the chosen market
In addition, each delegate must be:
UK resident for tax purposes and selling or marketing a British product or service the business owner or a senior decision-maker/influencer within the business and available to attend the whole of the Trade Mission
Please be advised that
You do not need to be customers of Santander UK plc to qualify for a delegate place
There is only one delegate place per company offered with no opportunity for another member of the business to accompany you on the mission
Santander UK plc reserves the right to determine whether or not your business is able to utilise fully our support in the chosen market, and this will have a bearing on the eligibility of each application
How to apply
To apply for a place on our Trade Mission to the USA,
please submit your application via this online form http://www.santandercb.co.uk/TMapplication
You will need the following information to hand to complete your application:
Full Company details including:
o Company’s House Registration Number & year established;
o Number of employees in the UK;
o Turnover per annum (2014/15);
o % growth in turnover (2014/15);
o % growth in profit (2014/15);
o % growth in employment (2014/15)
Description of your company (200 words max)
Short biography of the person who will represent your company on the mission
You will also be required to submit a business case (International Entry Plan) for the USA explaining why your product and brand has the propensity to establish a long-term presence in this country.