Chamber launches International Trade Programme

An exciting new initiative will help provide Dunbartonshire businesses access to international markets.

A launch event at Kilmardinny House kicked-off the Chamber's International Trade Programme to help businesses in Dunbartonshire access growth opportunities and expand their customer base.

Damon Scott, Chief Executive, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce is excited by the benefits this will offer to businesses in the area: “International Trade offers a huge opportunity for a wide range of businesses to take their product or service to new and growing marketplaces. From Ireland to China and everywhere in-between, the value of international trade is immense as more and more nations develop and demand increases. With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit now is the perfect time to look beyond the UK and possibly Europe.”

Dunbartonshire Businessman, Stephen Mitchell, an International Trade and Business Adviser with Your Export Consultants will provide an expert insight into the opportunities, value and practicalities of trading internationally.

The launch event, presented in partnership with Business Gateway East Dunbartonshire, took place on Wednesday 30 January at Kilmardinny House, Bearsden. It was designed for businesses already involved in international trade looking to develop their activities or as a starting point for those with the potential to trade internationally to find out more about the opportunities and the programme.

Damon Scott, adds: “Dunbartonshire Chamber is a member of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce and this event also provides an opportunity for businesses to connect with us in order to benefit from the international activities of this group.

“The Scottish Government has committed £2 million to the chambers to help Scottish companies to trade internationally as part of their export growth plan. This will see a programme of activity, including trade missions, which will help Scottish businesses to access opportunities in international markets.

“Businesses will be able to establish global business links and build exporting capacity utilising our extensive and far-reaching international business network.”

To find out more, register to receive information specific to international trade and be kept up to date with activities, opportunities and events email: mailto:international@dunbartonshirechamber.co.uk or phone +44 (0)141 280 0272

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