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Meet up at the Export Hub for expert advice on how to sell overseas and which markets offer the greatest potential. Hear from experienced exporters and get one-to-one business support.

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Get your essential guide to exporting 

Your business will be able to access free export advice this summer when the Exporting is GREAT tour makes its second visit to Scotland. 

The Export Hub is an initiative led by the UK Government Department for International Trade backed by Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Council for Development and Industry. It will visit Gretna Green, Prestwick Airport, Cairndow, the Isle of Skye, Inverness, Forres, Perthshire and Fife. 

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A world of opportunity awaits. The demand is out there, you could be too.
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“Over 11,000 companies in Scotland have taken their businesses to the next level through exporting, which is much more straightforward than many initially believe, " explains Neil Francis, our director of international operations.

“Whatever the size or nature of your business, exporting can offer untold opportunities if approached in the right way. 

"Scotland already exports £27.5 billion worth of goods and services all over the world, but there is plenty of room to increase this and I encourage anyone who’s even remotely interested in learning more to join us at the roadshow and explore the options.” 

Meet one-to-one with qualified experts

The Export Hub will help you discover which international markets need your products or services, and where the best opportunities are. Grab some time away from the office to come and chat with trade and market experts. 

Get practical advice on all aspects of doing business overseas, including:

  • How to get connected to market research, insights and opportunities
  • How to innovate your business and start selling internationally
  • How to use international ecommerce to maximise your digital reach
  • International banking, freight and logistics and more

You can now book our free seminars onboard the Export Hub as it tours Scotland.

Export Hub tour dates

Book an export seminar near you.

Taking your business beyond the domestic market may be easier than you might think. Small and medium enterprises with a track record of innovation are more likely to export and prosper. Get the essentials on how to enter new markets and find out if you need to develop or adapt your products or services for export with our help:

  • Tuesday 23 August in Gretna Green - CLOSED
  • Friday 26 August in Prestwick - CLOSED
  • Monday 29 August in Cairndow - CLOSED
  • Wednesday 31 August in Sleat, Isle of Skye - CLOSED
  • Friday 2 September in Inverness - CLOSED
  • Monday 5 September in Forres - CLOSED
  • Wednesday 7 September in Perth - CLOSED
  • Thursday 8 September in St Andrews - CLOSED

The demand is out there. You could be too.

If you're interested in selling overseas you can also search and apply for live business opportunities worldwide via the Exporting is GREAT website

Export opportunities are being uploaded at a rate of one every 37 minutes by the UK Government's international trade network, in over 100 markets overseas. So far, around the UK, over 30,000 export opportunities have been applied for. 

Connect your business to our Exporting is GREAT partners. These include major banks, logistics firms, currency converters and accountants, and also UK Export Finance, which aims to ensure that no viable export fails due to lack of insurance or finance.

The UK Government Department for International Trade works with Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to support thousands of Scottish firms every year to export. And we want to work with you. 

 Get advice from our experts