An initial approach to us usually results in a meeting to discuss your requirements and to plan a list of objectives. At this stage, we are briefed on the client's products and their main markets. We discuss what the client wants to achieve from an export business development programme, and we learn about any previous experiences of export business.

Following the initial meeting (normally free of charge if in the UK), we prepare and submit a quotation to the client, highlighting the scope of work, timescales, objectives and costs. The latter could be a daily rate, monthly retainer or a nominal retainer plus commission on sales.

Upon acceptance of our quotation, a start date for the assignment is agreed. We submit either a detailed report at the end of the assignment, or regular progress reports (depending on the length and scope of the contract).

The Minster business is based upon total
integrity, discretion and service.