For the second year, Heathrow Airport has partnered with the Department for International Trade ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign to fund 20 SMEs’ exporting ambitions. We are thrilled to announce that MamaBabyBliss is among the 20 winners in this year’s programme.
Heathrow’s World of Opportunity SME Grants Programme aims to support businesses in international trade missions and foreign market research. The programme ran from 8 June – 14 July of this year. Nearly 150 applications were received, and the winning entries were chosen by a panel of experts including Heathrow Chairman Lord Deighton and Parveen Thornhill, London and Devolved Administration Director for the Department of International Trade.
MamaBabyBliss has been awarded a grant to support our ambition to showcase our services and products at the ‘Best of British’ Trade Show in Shanghai this year. This is a significant win for us, as it gives recognition for our efforts to establish MamaBabyBliss as a global brand and carry out our mission to change the face of perinatal mental health and wellbeing.
In addition to receiving the grant, we can take advantage of guidance from DIT International Trade Advisers, plus we can be put in contact with other international networks that may be able to assist us as we look to establish MamaBabyBliss in international markets.
Emma Gilthorpe, Heathrow’s Executive Expansion Director said:
We’re thrilled to be working with the DIT for the second year to support these entrepreneurs as they look to expand their businesses abroad. Our airport plays a crucial role connecting British people, goods and services to the world, and now with the World of Opportunity programme we’re able to help these businesses as they begin their exporting journeys.
Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, said:
We’re delighted to have partnered with Heathrow once again on the World of Opportunity Programme. With last year’s winning SMEs going on to secure major export wins in markets across the globe, we look forward to supporting the success of this year’s cohort.
Businesses that export are more productive and resilient, creating more jobs and paying higher wages. Every day, the UK’s world-class, innovative businesses are seizing opportunities in new overseas markets – but there is a vast potential for growth, and our new export strategy sets out just how we will further boost the delivery of quality British goods and services.