We are excited to announce that Appen UK was recently awarded the Heathrow World of Opportunity Grant, a program that supports UK-based firms in exporting their products and services to new international markets. Working in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s (DIT) ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign, SMEs will receive £2000 each to fund trade missions or to research global markets of their choice. More than 290 firms applied for the grant, and Appen UK was selected along with 19 other companies. “We are thrilled to hear that Appen has been chosen for a Heathrow World of Opportunity grant” said Sarah Lowe, VP of Language Resources for Appen UK. “This financial support will act as an accelerator to help us fast track the exporting of our secure data capture and transcription services into new overseas markets.” We plan to use this grant to facilitate the organisation of a trade mission trip to Geneva and Copenhagen organised by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in conjunction with the British Embassies in Switzerland and Denmark. This new link and funding opportunity allows our team to continue to use Heathrow as a means to facilitate face to face meetings with current clients, as well as make focused export travel plans to establish new relationships with European organisations and thereby expand business into exciting new territories.” Read the full release here.