Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards 2023

What are the new Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards?

Organised by the Department for International Trade, the Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards are a new initiative recognising and celebrating the success of UK SMEs trading internationally from a wide range of sectors.

  • We want to inspire and encourage UK businesses to pursue global opportunities. The ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ campaign provides us with a platform to acknowledge and celebrate exporters from across the country and tell their stories, with the aim of instilling an exporting culture.
  • As part of this, we have just launched a new DIT-owned, UK-wide export awards programme that will recognise UK businesses seeing international success and uncover great stories.

The awards programme will:

  • Help to increase the focus on exporting amongst businesses
  • Encourage more businesses to export by showing that everyday businesses of all sizes and industries are succeeding internationally and overcoming barriers
  • Encourage ‘hand-raising’, resulting in compelling export success stories being shared by business and DIT.

Award Categories:

  • Education
  • Creative Industries
  • Food, Drink and Agriculture
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Consumer Goods
  • Digital
  • Manufacturing

Key Information

  • Each category will be judged by a panel comprised of a DIT sector lead, a DIT communications lead, and independent panellist Institute of Export Director General Marco Forgione
  • Winners will receive a certificate, digital badge accreditation, promotional activity organised by DIT, and a high-profile visit from a DIT representative
  • Businesses can submit their entries here
  • You cannot apply on behalf of another business, but we encourage you to share with any relevant businesses in your network
  • The awards are free to enter
  • Businesses entering should be an SME, defined as 250 employees or less
  • Businesses should only submit one entry for the most relevant category
  • Export stories submitted should relate to the calendar year January 2022 - December 2022 where possible

Full entry guidance and T&Cs can be found here


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