New award for exporters

SCARBOROUGH’S export businesses are being invited to enter a new award.

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 which have developed and implemented an export strategy and successfully traded goods and/or services over the past two years.

Awards 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 with forms available from EEF’s awards website www.eef.org.uk/awards.

The closing date for entries is 31 July 2011.

The EEF Future Manufacturing Awards are designed to recognise innovation, enterprise, and skills development.