Our Export Advisory Service

Our adviser provides impartial advice to help you understand overseas business practices and make the most of the services and support available, so you have the knowledge and skills to trade successfully in international markets.

What they do

Our adviser acts as a first point of contact for any business either making the move into exporting, or seeking to increase their exporting activity. He will get to know your business and your ambitions for growth and will then recommend the best course of action. Depending on your exporting status this could include help with:

  • defining your markets,
  • creating your own action plan or strategy,
  • preparing your products for markets
  • getting out to market to meet potential buyers and create those all-important trade partners

We can do this with you by offering you:

  • Advice
  • Information
  • Contacts and networking
  • Funding

With the right advice and skills, business across the Highlands and Islands are thinking, competing and trading globally - and you can join them. With increased knowledge of how international markets work and the right support to help you get there, your business can develop the confindence to pursue overseas opportunities - and take on the world!

Contact our export advisory service




The Export Advisory Service is part funded with European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the ESIF Programme 2014-2020





Meet the adviser

Stewart Miller

Cross-Sector Adviser - International Trade

Stewart Miller has over 30 years’ experience in a range of senior marketing and business development roles,  His experience includes delivering export training programmes, establishing markets and globally expanding projects in countries as diverse as Scandinavia, Russia, Japan, China, India and Turkey.

Stewart says:

"Exporting is a journey, demanding patience, skill and a good eye for opportunity. It’s not a quick fix but when it works, the benefits are considerable, and your business is made stronger by it. Research shows that exporting companies are more productive, innovative and resilient to economic downturn than non-exporters."

Contact our export advisory service

If you prefer, you can contact our export advisers by phone on 0300 013 5107 or by email international@hient.co.uk

Learn more: try our Youtube channel for more information on how to export, available support and specific market advice

Businesses that have benefited from the Export Advisory Service

Loch Ness Motorhomes 

QA Fish