Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Elevate - Sales Development Programme for Small Business

If you're a small company that needs to increase its sales, why not take your business up a level with InterTradeIreland Elevate - theNEW sales development programme for small business.

Industry and Trade/Marketing experts will work with you on a one-to-one basis to develop and implement a sales plan for your business, kick-start your sales and help you to get on the fast track to cross-border trading.

The programme consists of two stages:

An assessment of your readiness to enter the new market
Practical assistance towards winning sales

The following type of support is likely to be available:

  • Identification of Sales leads
  • Sales Negotiations
  • Market Research
  • Advice on the Development of Marketing Materials – (excluding printing costs).

It is 100% funded by InterTradeIreland and the application process is very simple.

All you have to do is complete a short application form and we will fund up to £10k/€11K worth of advice and assistance from your chosen industry or trade/marketing expert. 


  • Work with an industry or trade/marketing expert to develop your winning sales plan;
  • Identify new customers and markets across the island;
  • Increase your sales.

Are You eligible?
To take part in the Elevate programme - companies must:

  • Be registered in Northern Ireland or Ireland;
  • Be a manufacturing or tradeable service company with an annual turnover below €1.2m/£1m;
  • Have a satisfactory track record and a trading history in their home market (minimum of 18 mths);
  • Be focused on winning new cross-border sales;
  • Have not generated more than 30% of their total turnover in the target cross-border market;
  • Have the capacity (human, financial and production) to deliver the project;
  • Have a sufficiently unique product that does not displace existing products in the market place.

For more information contact:

Ciara McIlmoyle 
Elevate Operations Executive
            00 44 28 3083 4143      

Paddy Savage
Trade Team Operations Manager
            00 44 28 3083 4110       

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