The report and consultation from Bolst Global on the UAE market was extremely insightful. It saved us lots of time and allowed us to identify which key retailers and distributors would be the best fit for our brand. The consultation gave us much more detail and showcased which specific products may be best for the potential customers in the UAE.
Bolst Global started to work with Seabrook Crisps Ltd in 2017 as we decided as a company that we needed greater expertise, experience and resource to help us build up our embryonic international sales. They helped us prepare for major global food exhibitions, like ANUGA, SIAL, Gulfood, FHC Shanghai and FHA Singapore and were particularly helpful in accessing international funding support for us.
They have experience all over the globe but we targeted the Gulf and Asia as our priorities. We have secured a number of new markets using Bolst Global including the UAE, Saudi, Kuwait, Qatar, Singapore, China and Malaysia.
We enlisted the help of Victoria from Bolst Global after wanting to have someone experienced in this field take a closer look at our existing export strategy and customer base. She supported us with a customer audit, going out to visit our customers where possible and helped us to streamline our export business into Europe.
Following on from her success in this task and her ability to develop those relationships further we have continued to work with Victoria and she takes the lead with our European accounts and this regional market development. We would recommend working with Bolst Global if you are looking for export expertise with plenty of energy and a result oriented attitude.
We first engaged with Bolst Global in Summer 2019 when as a business we realised we needed to proactively and strategically approach internationalisation for Whitworths and we wanted some external expertise for this.
After supporting us with the initial strategic roadmap and plan for export, Bolst Global has since then been instrumental in assisting us with entering several new international markets and upskilling our internal teams across the business on export. We continue to leverage the expert knowledge, strategic thinking and relationships that Bolst Global offer us and we are excited for an ambitious growth year ahead.
Under inspiration and guidance from Victoria of Bolst Global, we have secured an export order from our fifth country this year alone and more are in the pipeline. Her depth of knowledge is exceptional and she is honest and realistic. She tells it how it is. Victoria and her team don’t just do this professionally, they actually believe in the power of healthy food and implement this in their personal lives. Hire with confidence!
Thanks a million to Bolst Global for flying the flag and also taking the lead for export. They were truly excellent and I was really impressed by their professionalism hard work and determination to do all possible to sew the seeds of a serious export business for the brand.
I had the pleasure of working with the Bolst Global team on a food and drink trade mission to Bratislava, Slovakia. They were a tremendous asset, seamless extension of our trade team at the Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia. Bolst Global’s contacts, flexibility, in-depth knowledge and experience helped us to deliver a successful Meet the Buyer event.
Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce – Slovakia
It’s been great having Bolst Global on board at Dr Will’s. We are a small team and at our stage didn’t have the resources or expertise to focus on export in-house. Knowing Bolst have the export side of the business covered is a great relief for us and we’re already seeing results after just a few months. They are organised and efficient and keep us updated regularly with their progress. Looking forward to seeing our export business grow over the next few months!
We engaged with Bolst Global to support us with our US market entry. One of the key projects that helped us to succeed in this market was exhibiting at the Summer Fancy Food show in New York. Victoria was very proactive with preparing, being on the stand and following up the leads/meetings we had there.
Within just a few months we secured two US retailer listings and a US based partner.
Alongside this project Victoria also gained us new export partners and business in the UAE and Kuwait where you can see our products in outlets such as Spinneys, Waitrose, the Union Coops and the Sultan Centre.
We would recommend working with Bolst Global if you are looking for a dynamic export support partner who can bring you expertise, passion and connections to get results in new or developing international markets.
…having the Bolst Global team on the ground doing the market research and category analysis was totally the right decision. Their approach was thorough, enthusiastic and extremely helpful in identifying not just target markets but giving us the whole picture in terms of regulatory and other market entry issues to consider and work on. They were extremely professional, accommodating of working to our timelines and time zones and we would not hesitate to recommend Bolst Global as a valuable export resourceor to use them in the future.
We have engaged the services of Bolst Global after seeing the export successes they have brought other companies and needing to bring into the international team someone who could help us penetrate the Middle East region quicker than we could ourselves on limited resources. Thanks to the market knowledge, relationship building skills and connections by Victoria at Bolst Global we are now selling our products to several retailers and distributors in the region and continue to grow there. We recommend Bolst Global if you are needing an additional pair of experienced export hands to help you further develop your international presence
We’ve enjoyed working with Bolst Global and have gained a number of interesting opportunities and very valuable insights into the potential markets for our products. These insights have helped us understand which markets to focus on and we now have a clear plan for growth in Europe that we feel we can implement in-house.