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New market entry essentials – Export Hub, Fife

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Date: 08 September 2016

Venue: University of St Andrews Gateway Building, North Haugh, St Andrews KY16 9RJ

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Need help to expand your business into new markets? Right now there are hundreds of opportunities for Scottish products, services and expertise worldwide. Not sure where to begin?

If you're the kind of business that's ambitious to grow, try new approaches and grow globally, then we want to work with you.


Jeff Lockhart, St Andrews Management Centre, Cupar

Following a 20-year career in commercial and financial management with international businesses, Jeff established himself as a training consultant in 2002. In that time, he has worked with clients across the globe – over 300 companies in 15 countries, including Azerbaijan, China, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the USA.

He is a director and co-owner of St Andrews Management Centre in Cupar, an approved centre of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. It is also Scotland’s only accredited centre of the Institute of Export.

Tim G. E. Butler, St Andrews Brewing Company, St Andrews

Tim has over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry, managing and growing business within this sector. His current business portfolio includes: Co-owner of the St Andrews Brewing Company, Managing Director and owner of The Seafood Restaurant, St Andrews.

The St. Andrews Brewing Company brewery and brewpub, founded in 2012, has been Tim’s recent passion. Establishing a strong brand, shaping an excellent team and a reputation for quality beers has been reflected in consistent company growth and increasing presence in the local and domestic markets.


11.30am Registration and networking
12pm Seminar: New market entry essentials
Hear from two inspirational exporters on their approach to selecting the right markets to grow their businesses, the practical challenges and how they overcame them.
12.40pm Where can I get help to do business abroad
Discover what support is available to help you access and make the most of global opportunities
12.50pm Q&A
1pm Lunch, networking and one-to-one meetings with experts in innovation, business and exports
2pm Finish

This event is being held in partnership with Fife Council.