When asked for our input to the 2020 Leicester Mercury Business Awards, we saw a great opportunity to get the hard work and success of our international, exporting businesses the attention and promotion it deserved.
After a very constructive discussion with the event organisers, not only did we get the International Trade category included within next year’s awards, but we also arranged to have Ventola Projects Ltd. sponsor it!
Sponsorship doesn’t just mean that Ventola Projects will be making a financial contribution. The package we have committed to starts with a launch breakfast in November, and then once officially open, we will be reading the entries, visiting the businesses who enter, and narrow down the contenders to a panel of finalists, and then choosing a winner and runner up from the final three.
We will be approaching this challenge from a point of knowledge and experience. The team at Ventola Projects, as you may well know produce, ship and install lighting installations globally and have gained particular recognition in the USA and the Middle East for the supply of specialist entertainment facility light systems. As well as this, Mick Ventola, our Managing Director, is a Department of International Trade (DIT) Midlands Engine Export Champion – a role which regularly finds him delivering seminars and workshops on selling to an overseas market, and sees this opportunity as an extension of that.
Our vast knowledge and keen eye for international opportunity means we are perfectly placed to champion this exciting new award. Our own amazing track record means that we know exactly what to look for within the candidates – businesses who have increased their exports year on year and/or have shown progressive growth in the export market.
The sponsorship of this awards allows us to be heavily involved with like-minded businesspeople. We are keen to participate in the many networking events throughout the process and to get a real understanding of what is going on within other companies who are meeting the challenge of export.
There is obviously also a charitable aspect to what we are doing and that allows us to share our success and essentially ‘give a little back’. Exporting can be hard work, so it’s great to give some recognition to those who succeed, despite the time and effort involved. Despite the time commitment that this award will require, we wanted to participate as much as we could.
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