A Major Expansion of Support
The UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade (DBT) has unveiled a substantial initiative set to benefit Scottish businesses. The introduction of DBT International Trade Advisors (ITAs) to Scotland marks a significant commitment to fostering export growth in the region.
Empowering Scottish Businesses
The newly appointed DBT International Trade Advisors will play a pivotal role in delivering customized, one-on-one guidance to Scottish businesses, facilitating their entry into international markets or expanding their existing export operations.
A Potential Impact on Hundreds of Companies
This initiative aims to complement existing services and aims to significantly increase the pool of exporting companies in Scotland. Anticipated benefits extend to between 600 and 900 companies in Scotland.
Engaging with Stakeholders
Exports Minister Lord Offord wasted no time in engaging with stakeholders, holding discussions at the former Customs House in Greenock. During this visit, he hosted a roundtable with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to gain insights into their exporting experiences and explore ways to further encourage companies to leverage such support.
A Major Investment for Scottish Businesses
UK Government Minister for Scotland and Exports Lord Malcolm Offord emphasized the significance of this investment, stating,
“This is a significant investment by the UK Government to provide further support to businesses across Scotland.
“Working closely with colleagues at SDI and the Scottish Government, this should significantly increase the capacity of our team to support increased exporting through expanding the pipeline of companies.
“We know what a huge difference accessing international markets can make to a company, and I’m looking forward to continuing the discussions that were started today to ensure as many businesses as possible take advantage of the opportunities that are out there.”