H&I Export Partnership

Highlands and Islands Export Partnership 

Led by Inverness Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with other highland agencies, the Highlands and Islands Export Partnership aims to provide SMEs across the region with increased opportunities to export their goods and services. The Export Partnership offers a network of advice and support for businesses across the Highlands and Islands region through all stages of the exporting journey. This support is available to any SME within the region, regardless of size, sector or location and is not exclusive to members of a Chamber of Commerce. As well as offering support and encouragement to SME’s, the Highlands and Islands Export Partnership offers: 

  • Access to appropriate hands on support
  • Bespoke export action planning
  • Mentoring support
  • Financial support
  • Market research information
  • 1:1 advice and sign-posting
  • Access to the global Chamber of Commerce network
  • Free Insurance Audit from Jelf Clark Thomson 
  • 1:1 Dial-in sessions with Fexco 

Mentoring: 

The Highlands and Islands Export Partnership offers a variety of mentoring services for any business located within the Highlands and Islands region and this service is not exlusive to members of a Chamber of Commerce. 

The power of the global Chamber network enables us to make connections across the world, tapping into an array of business professionals looking to offer their support services to businesses in the Highlands and Islands region. If your business is based in the Highlands and Islands and you are interested in receiving unique mentoring support from one of our Chamber locations across the globe, contact LEP@inverness-chamber.co.uk 

The Highlandsa and Islands Export Partnership also provides a mentoring service through our partnership with GlobalScot. GlobalScot is a worldwide network of entrepreneurial and inspirational business leaders, dedicated to supporting Scottish companies. GlobalScot can assist across a number of key areas and have a direct impact on your business, from advice on preparing for new market entry and finding customers to identifying potential partners and suppliers. The network host individuals with expertise in a range of growth sectors such as oil and gas, life sciences, food and drink, technology, creative industries, financial and business services and tourism who can make connections, provide advice and open up opportunities to Scottish companies interested in growing their business. 

If you want to put your Scottish business on the international map, Click here to register your company and access the GlobalScot network of mentoring and business support services. 

Export Fund: 

Micro-grants of up to £350 to cover travel and subsistence costs when attending international trade events or trade shows where appropriate. The funding is intended to allow businesses to take opportunities that they otherwise would not be able to take advantage of. Export Fund application forms are available on request from LEP@inverness-chamber.co.uk 

International Trade Partners:

Jelf Clark Thomson Insurance Brokers are one of Inverness Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade Partners. As part of the support available through the Highlands and Islands Export Partnership, Jelf Clark Thomson offer a free audit on insurance and logistics for companies interested in the support. This service is available via a two-page application form, which can be accessed here or by contacting international@inverness-chamber.co.uk

Fexco are offering free 1:1 dial-in sessions for companies across the Highlands and Islands to discuss queries, concerns or opportunities relating to international payments. Email international@inverness-chamber.co.uk to find out more or to book a slot. The next sessions with Fexco will take place on Thursday 13th June 2019. 

 

To find out more information or to get involved in the Highlands and Islands Export Partnership, email Sarah Maltman at LEP@inverness-chamber.co.uk