Exporting for beginners

Expanding into international markets

We have a range of exporting support available to help businesses of all sizes reach new markets. Whether you’re new to exporting or looking for new market opportunities, we can help.

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Exporting support

One of the most effective ways for you to grow your business is by internationalising, by entering new markets or by growing your existing exports. We can offer you advice, information and funding to help you every step of the way.

Just starting out? 

We know that doing business overseas can seem daunting when starting out but we can help you make sense of it. Have a look through the support below or, if you'd prefer to chat it through with us, get in touch with our international trade team. 

Already exporting? 

We can help you find new market opportunities or expand within those you’re already trading in.

International Stats


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GlobalScots around the world helping companies like yours

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GlobalScot is a worldwide network of business leaders who give their time to help support Scotland’s most ambitious companies. GlobalScots can help you find out if your product is suitable for a new market, find new customers or identify potential suppliers.

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Dunnet Bay Distillers

Find out about Dunnet Bay Distillery and the exporting journey the business has taken towards growth and international sales.

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Local talent with a worldwide client base. Find out how HIE supported the Orkney business expand and reach new markets.

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