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DHL Express Ireland Launches The SME Advantage to Propel Irish Businesses Globally

DHL Express Ireland has launched ‘The DHL SME Advantage’, an initiative designed to catapult one fortunate Irish SME into the global market. This programme underscores DHL Express Ireland’s commitment to fostering SME growth by significantly enhancing the international footprint of one small or medium-sized enterprise in Ireland.

In partnership with Munster Rugby as their official logistics partner, DHL Express Ireland is offering an unparalleled opportunity through a prize package valued at over €30,000, tailored to elevate the winning SME’s business prospects.

‘The DHL SME Advantage ‘represents a unique opportunity for Irish SMEs to gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace. With a comprehensive package encompassing substantial shipping credits, premium hospitality experiences, impactful advertising, and targeted social media promotion, the programme equips the winning SME with the necessary tools to elevate their brand and expand their operations on a global scale.

Why Enter The DHL SME Advantage?

Central to this initiative is €25,000 worth of DHL Express International Shipping Credit, which promises to streamline and bolster the logistics operations of the recipient SME, crucial for expanding global reach efficiently.

Alongside this substantial credit, the package includes exclusive hospitality at Munster Rugby’s Thomond Park, featuring access to DHL’s corporate box for a game, accommodating up to 15 guests. This unique setting provides an ideal platform for networking and client entertainment, enhancing business relationships in a memorable environment.

Moreover, the prize package encompasses valuable advertising opportunities, including pitch-side advertisements at Thomond Park and a full-page advertisement in the matchday programme. These placements are strategically designed to amplify brand visibility and market presence.

Additionally, the winner receives 20 general admission tickets to a United Rugby Championship game, offering further opportunities for employee rewards or client engagement. Social media collaboration forms another part of the package, leveraging DHL Express Ireland’s extensive online presence to promote the winning SME.

Brian Murray, Commercial & Same Day Director of DHL Express Ireland, emphasises the strategic importance of this initiative, highlighting DHL Express’s commitment to empowering Irish SMEs on a global scale. Murray states, "The DHL SME Advantage is designed to equip one lucky SME with the essential tools and resources needed to succeed internationally. We are dedicated to supporting the growth ambitions of Irish businesses, enabling them to achieve global recognition and sustainable long-term success."

How to Enter

To participate in ‘The DHL SME Advantage’, businesses simply fill out a brief application form ensuring their business is registered in Ireland, qualifies as an SME, and engages in international shipping beyond Ireland to meet eligibility criteria.

The selection process involves initial shortlisting by a panel of judges, followed by a submission of a 3-minute video pitch from shortlisted candidates. Ultimately, five finalists will pitch live at Thomond Park in Limerick, where the winner will be selected based on their potential for international expansion and business growth.

Don’t miss out on this chance to propel your business forward

Submit your entry today and join the league of successful SMEs that have harnessed DHL Express’s global expertise to drive their international growth and success.

The entry deadline is set for 23:59 on 23rd August 2024.