Regional Contacts

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Scottish Enterprise

  • Scotland's main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. Their website provides useful information for Scottish companies on exporting; including funding and networking opportunities.

Scottish Development International (SDI)

  • The international part of Scotland's enterprise agencies. Their website contains useful information and services to help Scottish businesses export.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS)

  • The public sector food body for Scotland responsible for food safety and standards and provide advice on diet and nutrition.


Food and Drink Wales

  • Food Drink Wales provides a number of programmes and support schemes for Welsh food and drink businesses looking to export.

International Trade Development (ITD)

  • A programme providing practical advice and support to businesses to develop their capability and capacity to access international markets, which includes developing export strategies, researching and qualifying the best markets for products, defining the best routes to market and looking at export procedures, regulations and logistics.

International Trade Opportunities (ITO)

  • A programme providing international 'in-market' support to companies to connect with their ideal partner or customers. Using its worldwide network of partners the ITO can: provide business information at a local level; advise on local trading conditions and regulations; and identify and contact potential customers, agents and distributors.

Overseas Business Development Visit (OBDV)

  • Support to enable businesses to undertake targeted visits to identified business contacts or exhibit independently at trade exhibitions (not included on our supported UK and International Events Programme). OBDV is available to enable Welsh companies to visit markets that otherwise would not be possible.

Trade Development Visits (TDV)

  • TDV's target countries that have been highlighted as being key priority export markets for Welsh Food and Drink businesses. These visits provide companies with a highly tailored market visit encompassing market briefings, store visits, meet the buyer event and trade networking receptions.

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Invest Northern Ireland

  • Invest Northern Ireland has a dedicated Food Division which delivers practical support for businesses. They can signpost companies to comprehensive information to ensure that you understand what's involved in the export journey. They also provide export support through trade mission and exhibitions.

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