27th April 2023
The Scottish Chambers of Commerce is playing a frontline role to secure new international trade opportunities for businesses in Scotland.
The rapidly changing landscape of domestic and global economies demands a long-term joint approach from the public and private sector if we are to continue creating new jobs, accelerate inward investment and leverage Brand Scotland to boost the economy.
Chambers of Commerce have secured significant deals, wins and alliances for businesses in Scotland through our unrivalled global B2B connectivity, trade expertise and practical business support, to the tune of over £20M in the past 3 years.
Many of our SME member companies will make up the 74% of businesses in the next 400 exporters, helping to retain and identify a healthy pipeline of businesses ready, or have the potential, to go global.
Due to the ambition of these businesses to expand globally, SCC London is offering businesses from Scotland the chance to meet global and national business leaders and participate in roundtables as well as attending the British Chambers of Commerce Global Conference.
This year’s visit will help businesses identify new markets and supply chain opportunities, provide international advice to support market entry and export initiatives and access our global network.
The four days consist of a packed itinerary which starts on Monday 15th May, by kind permission of the Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack MP, to join us for a formal evening reception with UK Ministers, giving businesses the opportunity to discuss key economic and international trade topics, hosted at Dover House.
SCC International Trade Director, Seona Shand, said: “If Scotland wants to be a global player then we need globally focussed businesses and leaders. We are looking to sell Scotland to investors from London and all around the world, whilst providing businesses in Scotland with access to the experts in many growing global markets.
“The Scottish Chambers of Commerce is an internationally recognised leading business to business network and we’ve called upon our international colleagues to join us to help businesses in Scotland make new connections, access market research, share practical advice and identify potential market opportunities.
“Our SCC Network London organises an annual visit which businesses find helps them ‘short-circuit’ the route to success. London continues to be a major international marketplace and one that can offer potentially untapped opportunity for businesses in Scotland and onto wider global markets.”
The full itinerary for the event can be found at https://www.exporthubscotland.com/missions/39/uk