overseas trade show grants

Overseas trade show grants increase

> UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has doubled the number of grants available to small businesses wishing to exhibit at overseas trade shows or conferences. From April 1st 2009, under the UKTI Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP), businesses will be entitled to apply for up to six grants, rather than the previous three, as long as they visit trade shows in at least two different markets. Available grants rates range from £1,000 to £1,800, and funds can be used to cover exhibition space and stand costs. To be eligible, firms must be based in the UK and have fewer than 250 employees. “In difficult times, businesses need to be flexible and seek out opportunities,” said minister for trade and investment, Gareth Thomas. “These new rules give small businesses more opportu... »