East of England’s Best Exporter 2015

We’ve been chosen as the East of England’s Best Exporter in the GREAT and BT Business ‘Faces of British Business’ competition. Now, we need your votes to help us on our way to being crowned the national winner.


Please support us by voting here for us to win: http://www.greatbusinesscompetition.com/

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Visualplanet in Cambridge has been named as  an East of England winner of the GREAT Faces of British Business competition. The Business is GREAT Britain campaign launched the competition in 2014, in association with BT Business, to find the most innovative and exciting UK businesses.

Named Best Exporter in the East of England, Visualplanet is now in the running to win the national competition and the top prize of £30,000 worth of government support. The winners will be decided by a combination of judging and public vote. You can vote for your GREAT business at www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/competition.

Vernon Spencer, founder of Visualplanet said:
“We’re thrilled to have been selected as a regional winner in the GREAT Faces of British Business competition. There’s a wealth of innovative small and medium-sized businesses out there and it’s great to be recognised as one of them by the competition. We would love to win the national award, so please show your support by voting for us on www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/competition.”

Visualplanet manufacture the touchfoil, a large format, clear film touch sensor that can turn any non-metallic surface into a tablet-style touch screen. Visualplanet produced the world’s first large format through window touch solution based on the innovative idea of its founder. The idea – to create an interactive display on an estate agents window to provide 24/7 access for passers-by to the database of available homes, therefore maximising the potential of the bricks and mortar store.

The touchfoil can be laminated onto the inside of a shop window with a screen displaying content placed behind, users on the street can then access the content through the glass, from outside of the store, even when wearing gloves.The touchfoil simply rolls up into a tube and can easily shipped around the world. Visualplanet’s partners, located in over 85 different countries integrate the touchfoil into a wide range of innovative solutions to add touch capabilities

To find out more about the regional winners in the running for the national prize, visit www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/competition. With public voting making up 50 per cent of the final decision, your vote really does count. Voting will close on 23 February and the winner will be announced on 3 March.

Business Minister Matthew Hancock said:
“I’m delighted to see the GREAT Faces of British Business competition celebrating the small businesses up and down the country that form the bedrock of economic growth.

“Visualplanet is a brilliant example of a successful small firm run by enterprising and hardworking people. We are backing them all the way and, with the advice and support on offer, there has never been a better time to start and grow a business in the UK.”

Steve Rathborne, Director of Sales, BT Business said:
“As an organisation, BT Business wants to help and support small businesses to succeed. Great Britain has a pedigree of producing innovative and successful businesses and leaders, and the regional winners that have been selected are proof that Great Britain is still producing these businesses. That’s why we’re supporting the Business is GREAT Britain campaign in order to discover and champion the entrepreneurial talent that’s out there and to give businesses an opportunity to boost their fortunes even further through a marketing package and business support from BT Business and UKTI.”

The Business is GREAT Britain campaign aims to celebrate and inspire small businesses and is run by BIS and UKTI. It provides relevant advice and information for small and medium sized enterprises looking to grow, hire, export, lead and access finance. There is a single place for all businesses to go for help: www.greatbusiness.gov.uk.

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