One week to go: Nominations for the Scottish Export Index closing soon

27/04/2023
Nicki Clark OBE, UMi Chief Executive
  • Nominations for the Scottish Export Index will close on the 4th of May
  • Entries are open for Scottish businesses who export goods and services
  • New dedicated award category for Net Zero Exporter

THE Scottish Export Index (formally Scottish Export Awards) has returned for the first time since 2018, in recognition of the continued success of Scotland’s exporters on the world stage, which accounts for £87.1bn worth of exports globally.

Run by business support consultancy UMi, the awards garnered over 100 nominations from companies across Scotland the last time it was run before the coronavirus pandemic.

With headline sponsors HSBC working alongside strategic partners the Scottish Government and Scotland House London, the index will see businesses recognised in twelve categories ranging from large exporter to high growth markets, food and drink and emerging markets.

Previous winners have included Bridge of Weir Leather, Pure Malt Products, Teknek UK and Trtl.

The Scottish Export Index will have an underlying focusonsustainability, with a new dedicated award category for ‘Net Zero Exporter’ being introduced, aimed at companies exporting goods and services that meet the goal of a net zero economy.

A panel of high profile judges will recognise businesses that can demonstrate themselves as responsible exporters who take action to reduce the carbon footprint of their export sales.

With the Scottish food and drink export market alone expected to grow to £30 billion by 2030, the judging panel will also be on the lookout for businesses that have demonstrated impressive growth in new markets and a bold willingness to invest in their future growth.

Nicki Clark OBE, UMi Chief Executive, said: “With one week to go until applications close, we are seeing nominations from fantastic businesses across all categories. The Index is not just there to recognise the achievements of current exporters it is also there to inspire others to take their first steps. So business who are being nominated should also be proud of the fact that they are playing a much bigger role by inspiring others to do more and go further in international markets.”

The Scottish Export Index nominations will close on the 4th of May, to nominate please visit www.scottishexportindex.co.uk

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