2018 has seen five pilot Local Export Partnerships (LEPs) being launched by the Scottish Government and Scottish Chambers of Commerce to increase the number of firms exporting their products and services. The aim of the LEPs is to offer support and expertise to companies, particularly SMEs, with little or no previous exporting experience to help them enter international markets.
The Glasgow and Lanarkshire Local Export Partnership has been formalised and includes Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Lanarkshire Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Scottish Development International, Glasgow City Council, Business Gateway Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire Councils and Lanarkshire Enterprise Services Ltd. An extensive range of events, training and support from all our partners will ensure that your business is inspired, informed and ready to take those first steps to trading internationally.
One of the most exciting building blocks of our LEP is the development of an Export Hub App which will keep you up to date with all the support, advice, networking and training opportunities that are available through our partners and members on everything relating to international trade. Not only that, you can upload comments, suggestions, videos relating to your own experiences, challenges and successes. Access to this new platform is by invite only at the moment so if you would like to be involved please visit our website at: www.lanarkshirechamber.org.uk