“What you people have done tonight is great. This has shown that Anambra is home of creativity. We did not put a dime in this event that you all have witnessed today. The organisers told us about it, but we said we did not have money. I saw how they sweated, looking for sponsors, but from what we have seen today, especially the ingenuity showcased by various brands from Anambra, we will support this event to hold annually.”
“As one of the leading banks in the exports space, we felt the need to help attendees at the Anambra Fashion Expo to develop the capacity to compete on the global stage. That is why we brought our partner, Export and Sell LLC to walk participants through the nitty gritty of preparing the correct documentation required to export to the United States of America (USA), how to find buyers, how to list products and sell on Amazon, the various licenses needed amongst other aspects of exporting,” commented Divisional Head, Brand and Communications, Fidelity Bank, Dr. Meksley Nwagboh.
The event also featured a panel discussion on helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses. One of the panelists and branch leader Fidelity Bank, Nkwo Nnewi branch, Ndubuisi Achebe said the bank was moved to sponsor the event as it is a devoted supporter of youth-friendly initiatives and small businesses.
“We are always excited to see how we can help people grow their businesses. When you come to Fidelity Bank, you will be advised on the right financial products and how to get loans. That is why we have won the award of the best SME-friendly bank in Nigeria for several years running,” emphasised Achebe.
Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria with about six million customers who are serviced across its 250 business offices and digital banking channels. The bank was recently recognized as the Best SME Bank Nigeria 2022 by the Global Banking & Finance Awards and in 2021, the bank won the awards of the “Fastest Growing Bank” and “MSME & Entrepreneurship Financing Bank of the Year” at the 2021 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.