PREA's Pravin Mistry at the competition final.
A UK-based consultancy that specialises in the polymer, chemicals and manufacturing industries recently made the finals of a high-profile competition promoting exporting.
PREA Ltd, which combines technical consultancy with recruitment and management consultancy, was one of 10 British businesses vying for the top prize in the ‘Action Plan’ competition, organised by Open to Export.
Open to Export has been set up by the Government as a digital solution to boost the UK’s SME exports. The Export Action Plan is the latest addition to its online offering, which is dedicated to helping businesses prepare to sell overseas by giving them free access to online information, support and advice.
Pravin S Mistry, Group Chief Executive Officer at PREA Ltd, which is headquartered in Manchester and has offices worldwide, presented the company’s Export Action Plan to a panel of judges at the International Festival for Business 2016.
“It’s tremendous to have made the final line up of this prestigious competition and to present our vision to such accomplished judges,” he explained.
“We trade globally, from North America and Europe to the Middle East and Asia – which presents a wealth of opportunities, and the Export Action Plan has been an additional tool and easy resource to check, restructure and further develop our business. We’d definitely recommend that other companies working in international trade take it on board.”
Open to Export’s Chief Executive, Lesley Batchelor OBE, who was on the judging panel, said: “Well done to PREA Ltd and all the worthy companies who were shortlisted – their commitment, passion and entrepreneurial spirit made it challenging for the judges to select an overall winner and we wish them all continued success in their international trade ambitions.”
The top prize went to Glasgow-based Klik2Learn Ltd - a digital design company specialising in education, which has been awarded £3k funding and other benefits.