Roadshow to offer companies free advice on exports

Scotland Office minister Andrew Dunlop. Picture: Contributed
Scotland Office minister Andrew Dunlop. Picture: Contributed
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Businesses are to be offered free advice on exporting as part of a series of events being held across Scotland.

The Exporting is Great roadshow will offer firms support to grow overseas as it tours from Gretna Green to Fife between 23 August and 8 September.

The event is run by councils and the Export Hub, a UK government initiative backed by the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Council for Development & Industry.

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Scotland office minister Andrew Dunlop said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Scottish firms to get the support they need to start exporting and grow their businesses.

“The Exporting is Great roadshow is taking the message to businesses right across Scotland that the demand for their products and services is there, as is the help they need to make exporting happen. It is a great example of the UK and Scottish governments working together for businesses in Scotland.”

Neil Francis, director of international operations at Scottish Enterprise, added: “Scotland exports roughly £27.5 billion of goods to countries around the world every year, and there is every opportunity to increase this as companies learn how straightforward and beneficial to their businesses exporting can be.

“Exporting presents an opportunity for businesses of every size, and in almost every industry, to take their growth to the next level.”

Export roadshow dates

Tuesday 23 August, Gretna Green

Friday 26 August, Prestwick

Monday 29 August, Cairndow

Wednesday 31 August, Sleat, Isle of Skye

Friday 2 September, Inverness

Monday 5 September, Forres

Wednesday 7 September, Perth

Thursday 8 September, Fife