Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland may apply for grant funding that will enable them to attend international trade shows.
Businesses may apply for three levels of grant funding worth £1,000, £1,400 and £1,800 respectively.
Participating companies may benefit from the following comprehensive support:
- Pre-event briefings complete with advice as to how best to prepare.
- Help to perfect the elevator pitch.
- One-to-one support from trade advisors.
- Opportunities for networking with both market and sector experts.
- Opportunities for participation in business meetings and receptions.
- Support with marketing, promotion and PR.
Participating companies will be responsible for covering travel costs. However, travel grants may be available for eligible companies.
This scheme is administered by Scottish Enterprise with funding support from the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Trade Access Programme (TAP).
The aim of this scheme is to allow Scottish SMEs to access extended networks and expertise. Overseas exhibitions provide an ideal platform for the following:
- Testing or launching new products or services.
- Conducting competitor research.
- Positioning the company or brand.
- Raising brand awareness.
- Prospecting new sales leads and winning orders.
- Pitching the business to prospective investors.
Information regarding any restrictions has not been stipulated. Interested parties should contact the funding provider directly for further details.
Small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland may apply.
Information regarding match funding has not been stipulated. Interested parties should contact the funding provider directly for further details.
Grant support is intended for the purpose of attending international trade shows. This should be as part of a group led by an Accredited Trade Organisation (ATO) such as Scottish Development International or UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). There is the option to co-exhibit alongside similar-minded enterprises on a Scottish pavilion or stand held by Scottish Development International.