Exports and international markets

International markets offer huge potential to grow your business and Scotland’s economy. Get support to develop an export plan, tap our global market expertise and identify new opportunities to boost your international sales.

Why export?

If your product or service is performing well at home, then there’s likely to be demand for it outside the UK. Make international trade a priority. 

Doing business in new and unfamiliar markets might seem daunting at first, but the rewards are big. And we're here to support you all the way.

Need an export plan?

Yet to trade abroad or just started taking orders from overseas buyers? We can help you develop an export plan to grow your product sales and services in international markets.

Have you thought about selling in the EU, for example?

Reach international customers online

Learn the essentials of global ecommerce and how to boost your international sales online at our free workshops and masterclasses. And, get the know-how to set up quickly on emarketplaces to start selling right away.

Brexit self assessment tool for Scottish businesses

Prepare for Brexit

Prepare your business for Brexit with a range of support, whatever stage you're at.

We'll equip you with the know-how and confidence to take the next step to grow your business in the EU and beyond.

Ready to find opportunities?

Already trading outside the UK and want to expand your operations to new markets?

We can connect you to agents and market experts around the world, helping you access the best opportunities and funding.

Still not sure what you need? Use our tool.

Answer a few quick questions to find the most relevant support for your business.

Why choose us?

We've helped thousands of businesses to export their products and services.

£29.8bn export market

We support Scottish businesses to raise their exports - a market worth an estimated £29.8 billion, up 1.6% year on year*

2,500 SMEs

Over 2,500 SMEs benefited from our support last year - taking up almost 6,000 of international services**

650 GlobalScots

Our GlobalScot network has 650 global business leaders from 55 different countries supporting Scottish SMEs around the world**

*Export Statistics Scotland, **based on 2016/17 performance

Don't just take our word for it

Richard O'Connor from Chocolate and Love in the foreground with a display of chocolates in the background

Richard O'Connor is the founder of Chocolate and Love, a chocolate company based in Perth

"Scottish Enterprise has helped us to develop our export strategy and has been particularly helpful in developing the connections with far Eastern markets such as Japan and China."

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Leah Hutcheon from Appointedd at the Edinburgh office

Leah Hutcheon is the CEO and founder of Appointedd, an online booking and business management software company

"Scottish Enterprise support has been second-to-none. We’re very lucky to be building a company in Scotland because I do think we have world-class support here and I’d encourage companies to go out there and ask for the support that they need."

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