We work closely with our partner organisations to ensure that we can provide our clients with the best possible access to support and advice.
Skills Development Scotland
Skills Development Scotland works with businesses through their Employer Engagement team helping them recruit, develop and plan their workforce. The team can also assist with potential sources of financial support. Working with partners, SDS supports inward investment and sectoral growth as well as assisting local businesses, large and small, to benefit from a wide range of funding programmes.
Scottish Borders Exporters Association
The Exporters Association gives the experienced exporter up to date information on export developments, exporting techniques, and information on exporting activities. For those companies new to exporting, it allows them to learn from companies with 'hands on' experience as well as giving access to vital information on help available, export market research, financing exporting, movement of goods, joint ventures, etc.
Membership of the Exporters Association is open to all companies regardless of size, or industry sector. Regular meetings, workshops, and seminars on specific export topics and countries are organised for members, who also receive through the Association's website news stories about member's activities and successes overseas, plus information on current developments and opportunities.
For further information call 01896 830 505.
Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce
The Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce is one of 26 in the Scottish Chamber network with the objective of informing and facilitating the sharing of information to help members' businesses flourish. Networking also plays a major part in member-2-member business relationships including collaboration with our neighbouring Chambers. Members can meet up on the last Friday of each month for lunch, a guest speaker and a bit of business "networking". These events, along with regular Email Bulletins can be found on the website.
For further information call 07771 865 758.
Creative Arts Business Network (CABN)
Creative Arts Business Network (CABN) is an informal network and information sharing project to support the creative arts sector in the Scottish Borders. CABN supports creative individuals and organisations working in the fields of Visual Arts, Craft, Literature, Film, Music and Performing Arts.
CABN delivers specialised training and support, and runs a grant scheme for Visual Artists and Craft Makers in partnership with Creative Scotland.
For further information call 01450 360 689.
If you are looking to grow your existing international markets, or looking to enter the international market for the first time, then Smart Exporter, an initiative delivered by Scottish Development International, could be exactly what you are looking for. Smart Exporter enables you to make the most of global opportunities, whatever your company size or sector. From insights into international markets to practical advice on planning your international strategy, setting up overseas, duty rates and sourcing agents.
For further information call 0800 019 1953.