International Trade for Companies Already Exporting

If your business is already trading internationally, you can take advantage of our expert advice and workshop programme to strengthen your strategy, upskill your employees, develop trading skills, or acquire specific market knowledge.


HIE runs a series of free workshops* specifically designed for companies in the Highlands and Islands that are already trading overseas, and looking to develop their exporting potential. You can attend as many workshops as you wish. Select the ones relevant to your needs, and click for more information plus a list of available dates and locations.

Planning for Export Success

Is your business already exporting, and looking to develop better strategy? Or do you have plans to grow your international market with better export trade skills? If so, our intermediate level event could be just what you're looking for.

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Selling Online Internationally

If your business is already selling online, or you’re thinking about starting an online sales operation, why not consider the international marketplace? With the right information, set-up and skills, your business could capitalise on the wealth of opportunities available beyond the UK.

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Market Awareness Events

Our market awareness events focus on specific countries or economic zones, offering an insight from expert trainers and speakers about doing business there.

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Get advice from our Export Advisory Service

Our team of export advisers can help in three key areas:

  • Free advice
  • Access to funding
  • Sharing information

They will provide 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.

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How other Highlands and Islands businesses have benefited from later-stage exporting advice

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

*These courses are free of charge, but because they are a form of EU State Aid, it counts towards your overall De Minimis Aid allowance.