HSBC Global Connections

International networking and funding
opportunities for innovative businesses
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What is Global Connections?
 HSBC Group-wide campaign which could secure a financial
reward of £240,000 for the winner.
 We launched this initiative to support innovation in UK
 Unique opportunity for 30 finalists to meet and network with
successful business leaders in either USA or UAE.
We invite your clients to enter if their business:
 is based in the UK, has been trading for 2 years or longer and
has an annual turnover of £2 million or more
 can provide Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet
information for a minimum trading period of 12 months
 can provide projected financials for a minimum of 2 years
 has a business plan and a clear strategy to execute it; and
 how they could benefit from HSBC funding to help grow their
How Global Connections works
 Businesses from 5 UK regions will be able to submit an application detailing their business
plans and funding requirements online at
by closing date Friday 13 July 2012
 The 6 most impressive businesses from each region will
be invited on one of our two International Exchanges
to the USA or UAE
How Global Connections works
 After their return to the UK, all 30 regional finalists will be
asked to pitch their case to a panel of judges drawn from
HSBC and established business leaders in their region
 The judges will select the 2 most impressive businesses
from each region as regional winners, who could receive a
financial reward of up to £120,000 – the equivalent of 2% of
their borrowing up to a maximum of £6 million
Recognition from the world’s
leading business minds
 All 10 regional winners will then be asked to pitch
again to a national panel of judges and will attend
our UK National Final in London, Spring 2013,
where the Global Connections overall winner will be
announced and could see their financial reward increased to up
to £240,000 – the equivalent of 4% of their borrowing up to a
maximum of £6 million
At HSBC, we’ve already allocated £4 billion in lending to
help UK companies trade internationally through our
International SME Fund.
further demonstrates our ongoing support of the very best in UK
business ambition, through a unique combination of lending and
access to our global network of expertise.
Raise your profile
 Global Connections is run in conjunction with our media
partner, The Telegraph Media Group who will provide…
 Press coverage throughout the 13 month
Global Connections campaign
 Publicity for all finalists and winners in print and online
Share the experiences
of UK businesses who
have already benefited from HSBC’s global
“ I appreciated the advice
HSBC gave us and the
introductions to Brazilian
entrepreneurs. One may
become an importer for
our products as a result.
Charles Morgan, Morgan Motor Co Ltd
“ This is absolutely
fantastic. We have
won many awards
but this one carries
huge prestige.
Noel Patterson, R S Clare & Co Ltd
“ We're all absolutely thrilled.
We knew the competition
was intense and the more
we learned about the
competitors, the more we
realised how fabulous
some of these businesses
Richard Dixon, Now Group Limited
HSBC invites you to
make global connections
I’m here to answer any questions
Nigel Kerr
Senior Commercial Manager
HSBC Bank plc
East of Scotland Commercial Centre
Hobart House, 80 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1EL
Direct Dial: 08455 847430
Mobile: 07920 413518