Could this be your year?
Once again, we're partnering with BQ Magazine for the annual Scottish Export Awards sponsored by HSBC as they return to Glasgow on 22 March 2018 for a fifth year.
The export awards are a great platform to showcase the entrepreneurial spirit and potential of Scottish businesses worldwide – and help inspire, enlighten and motivate others to consider exporting for the first time.
They're also a great opportunity for Scottish companies, like yours, to get the recognition they deserve for export success.
Exporting is now considered essential for any Scottish business wanting to safeguard future growth. Our entrepreneurs have fantastic stories to share, from current champion John McGavigan, which went from printing religious pamphlets to making components for car dashboards, all the way through to previous winners like Peak Scientific and Think Analytics.
Last year 125 exporters entered the awards, representing £500 million of export turnover from Scotland.
In that same year, we supported over 2500 Scottish companies to export internationally. And we look forward to working with new and existing exporters in the years ahead to help you achieve your growth ambitions.
This year's awards include two new categories – emerging markets exporter of the year title and the prize for the scale-up exporter of the year. The two new trophies come in response to the way in which the competition has grown over the past five years.
Nominations for this year's awards have now closed.
See who's been shortlisted
Find out more on the BQ website