Overseas opportunities

Chamber research has shown that more than half of its members (56%) currently export, which is significantly higher than the UK average of a third (32%).

Six out of ten businesses in our region are aiming to grow their sales internationally

We can provide information about opportunities around the world to help achieve this ambition.

Other opportunities:

Potential future business opportunity – refinery upgrades in Mexico

The Department for International Trade (DIT) have asked us to highlight a potential future business opportunity in Mexico.

The DIT understand that the Mexican government are looking at the possibility of upgrading up to six onshore oil refineries in the country and that future projects of this type will provide potential business opportunities for UK based supply chain companies. 

As a first step the DIT are looking to identify potential supply chain companies with experience in working on refinery upgrades both in the UK and overseas markets.

If your company has the required experience and would be interested in being kept up to date with the progress of the potential projects in Mexico please contact Chris Wall, Business Specialist at the Department for International Trade: chris.wall@mobile.trade.gov.uk.

26th Uganda International Trade Fair (UGITF)

October 2 - 10, 2018

This trade fair is organised by the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) at UMA Show Grounds Lugogu, Kampala, Uganda. 

More information can be seen here

Oil & GasTrade Mission to Ghana

November 26 - 30

Scottish Development International are leading this mission to Ghana. Whether visiting for the first time or looking to build on previous activity, the mission presents the ideal opportunity to further explore doing business in the Ghanaian oil and gas sector.

More information can be seen on the flyer.

Application form is here.


Trade Mission: Donegal & Dublin

October 16 -19, 2018

West Lothian Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a trade mission to Donegal and Dublin, in partnership with Scottish Development International.

This visit will welcome key representatives from Scottish Government and West Lothian Council as well as a delegation of 10-15 businesses. The trip will facilitate site visits to various Irish businesses as well as the business hub in Donegal. One-to-one meetings will also be organised for all businesses attending.

This trade mission is open to all Scottish business and is a great opportunity to build new connections in a market with huge exporting potential.

See flyer for more information.