12 February 2018

De-mystify the process of exporting #BeBusinessBrave!

Maclean Bakery Businessbrave

Lewis Maclean, managing director of Macleans Highland Bakery, is our first International Trade ambassador. He has been facing his fear of sharks in a bid to show other members of the Highlands and Islands business community how straightforward it is to do business overseas. 

"HIE and Scottish Development International have been brilliant at helping us develop our plans to export. We’re exporting to Australia, France, Canada, New Zealand, China and the USA, and want to do more in Korea, Thailand and Belgium. We’ve built it up to about £0.5m - about one sixth of our trade - and we’re keen to increase that to £1m."

Make 2018 the year you resolve to be business brave and start trading internationally - whether that means exporting a product or service, or attracting more visitors from overseas. With HIE to help, it’s easier than you might think!

HIE offers a suite of support options, including advice, information and funding. These services come free of charge and are exclusively for businesses within the Highlands and Islands, of whatever size and from any sector.

We have experts on hand to help with everything you might need to know about reaching overseas markets, from identifying opportunities and routes to market, to implementing an export strategy and answering technical queries. 

Visit #BeBusinessBrave to get support.