Help with market research 


Getting the inside track on new markets is an important part of successful exporting.

You can access the knowledge and expertise that your company needs to successfully export through UK Trade and Investment’s (UKTI) Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS).

67% of companies using this service overcame barriers to market access such as gaining access to prospective customers or business partners or improving the company’s profile and credibility [Source: UKTI September 2012].

Are you eligible?

Open to all Scottish companies based either in the UK or already operating overseas.

What's involved?

The OMIS service offers you the chance to access UKTI’s teams across the world and benefit from their language skills, market knowledge and local contacts.

This is a bespoke service – it’s flexible and can be tailored to meet your company’s export needs.

On-the-ground experts can offer you:

  • Advice on country/sector markets
  • Help developing a market entry strategy
  • Support during overseas visits
  • Help finding possible business partners
  • Advice on local competitors, regulation, tender procedures

8 key benefits of UKTI's overseas market report service

  • Understand how to do business in the market
  • Build confidence to explore or expand in a new market
  • Understand the competition and identify opportunities
  • Access information/contacts/partners not otherwise accessible
  • Decide on the best market entry strategy
  • Understand local regulations and standards
  • Overcome barriers to entry or expansion
  • Raise your companies profile and credibility in the market

Scottish Enterprise deliver this service in Scotland on behalf of UKTI.

Want to find out more?

Please complete Scottish Enterprise's enquiry form.

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