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How to grow your business outside Scotland

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Date: 14 June 2016

Venue: Hallmark Hotel Glasgow, 27 Washington Street, Glasgow G3 8AZ

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Discover opportunities to grow your business beyond Scotland at this fully funded international forum hosted by Scottish Development International (SDI), the international arm of Scotland's enterprise agencies.

On the day you'll hear from guest speakers from innovative Scottish SMEs as they share their experiences of exporting.

You'll also have the opportunity to network with globally focused Scottish businesses.


Steve Turner is a partner at Exolta Capital Partners.

Steve specialises in international trade development, creating and delivering high growth strategies. As a partner of Exolta Capital Partners, Steve manages client development and delivery of value creation and internationalisation projects with clients. Exolta Capital Partners operate globally in businesses and companies, offering support to individuals within businesses focused on achieving their ambitious growth plans and realising value from their business enterprises.

Steve has previously managed international markets for companies including Casio and Acco Brands.

Colin MacKillop is the Finance Director of Inchinan-based Teknek Ltd.

With operating facilities throughout the world, Teknek is a world-leading manufacturer of solutions for the contact sheet cleaning and web cleaning sector.

With exports accounting for more than 90% of its business, Teknek uses a network of distributors and representatives to offer sales and support in 40 countries worldwide.

Jane Milroy is an international trade adviser with SDI.

Jane will take a closer look at the support and services available to companies who wish to expand their business overseas.

What you'll learn

Companies attending the forum will get the chance to:

  • Understand the importance of preparation and planning before embarking on international growth
  • Share experiences, concerns, challenges and opportunities with like minded business leaders in your area
  • Learn about the broad range of support available to companies from SDI

There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session with the guest speakers during the forum and we can also offer 1-2-1 meetings with international trade advisers following the forum.