Considering exporting or taking your company global? Get free support to do just that
Fife firms – large or small – can access free export advice and learn how to effectively research international markets when the ‘Exporting is GREAT Tour’ makes a stop at the University of St Andrews next week (8 September).
Right now there are hundreds of opportunities for Scottish products, services and expertise worldwide, according to Fife Council.
If you need help to expand your business into new markets, the Council advises meeting at the Export Hub to find out which international markets to target and where the best opportunities are.
Fife Council’s Economic Development Team has been working with Scottish Enterprise to bring the Export Hub to Fife and says advice is available on all aspects of doing business overseas, such as:
· 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
Pamela Stevenson, lead officer economic development, Fife Council, said: “There are many opportunities for Fife products, services and expertise across the UK and worldwide.
“If you are ambitious to grow and need help to expand your business into new markets, wish to increase your digital reach, or get access to market research or insights, please come along and attend the free seminar and engage with the Export Hub experts.”
Speakers will include Tim G. E. Butler of St Andrews Brewing Company and Jeff Lockhart of St Andrews Management Centre in Cupar, who will provide an outline of their exporting journey. There will also be opportunities to meet one-to-one with qualified experts.
The Export Hub is 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 says Scotland already exports £27.5 billion worth of goods and services all over the world and there is scope to increase this.
Scotland already exports £27.5 billion worth of goods and services all over the world and there is scope to increase this. The Export Hub is 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.
About the guest speakers
Tim G. E. Butler, St Andrews Brewing Company, St Andrews
With over 20 years in the hospitality industry, Butler has experience managing and growing business within this sector. His current business portfolio includes: co-owner of the St Andrews Brewing Company, and managing director and owner of The Seafood Restaurant, St Andrews.
The St. Andrews Brewing Company brewery and brewpub, founded in 2012, has been Butler’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.
Jeff Lockhart, St Andrews Management Centre, Cupar
Following a 20-year career in commercial and financial management with international businesses, Lockhart established himself as a training consultant in 2002. He has worked with clients across the globe – more than 300 companies in 15 countries to be exact.
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.