The next step in your growth ambitions

Why think about exporting?

Because it’s a proven way to grow your business and manage exposure to markets. Growing exports is a major part of our 2030 ambitions for Scotland’s food and drink sector, and we have a strategy to make that happen. We’d love you to join Scotland’s export drive.

Our support

Whether you’re looking to export for the first time or develop existing export activity, we and our partners have a package of support:

  • insights about opportunities abroad and how to target them
  • new connections and contacts
  • export development programmes to help with strategy and logistics
  • support with accreditation, such as BRC

Our programme is valuable for international buyers too – an effective way to meet great producers and make the most of Scottish food and drink.

Read our export strategy

Grow your markets & Develop your skills

What does Covid-19 mean for exports?

Covid-19 has been hard on exporters, affecting both demand and the logistics of getting produce to customers.

We’re addressing this in our Covid-19 recovery planning.

Recovery Plan

Ready for the next steps on exporting?

Whether you’re new to exporting or looking to expand your export activity, Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise offer a range of valuable support.

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Other routes to grow your sales

Connecting you to customers and consumers in different markets

Grow your UK market

The UK offers fantastic opportunities for Scottish food and drink businesses, with currency, language and logistics all working in your favour.

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Market intelligence

We turn information into actionable insights for daily decision-making and strategic planning, helping you to navigate the ever-changing food and drink landscape

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Grow your regional business

During the Covid-19 lockdown, many consumers started buying more local produce. Which means that now – more than ever – could be a great time for your business to tap into regional markets.

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