27 AUGUST 2018


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Article from BTNews 27 AUGUST 2018

Heathrow names its winners

The 20 winners have been announced of this year’s World of Opportunity Programme in which Heathrow as a major exporting hub partners with the Department for International Trade (DIT) “Exporting is GREAT” campaign to fund companies’ overseas ambitions.

The line-up includes firms that support refugee learning programmes, a gourmet crisp producer and a family-run cycling business. They receive £2,000 each to fund trade missions as they look to expand their businesses abroad.

In addition to the grant, winners are offered guidance from DIT international trade advisers and can be put in contact with other international networks that will be able to assist them as they look to establish themselves in markets further afield.

When departing from Heathrow, the businesses will also be given passes to the Plaza Premium lounges for their travels.

The World of Opportunity Programme ran from 8 June – 14 July of this year, the second year of the scheme, with nearly 150 applications received.

The winning entries were chosen by a panel of experts including Heathrow chairman Lord Deighton and the Department of International Trade’s devolved administration director Parveen Thornhill.


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