Are You Ready To Export?

Are you Ready to Export?

  • Do you want to grow a resilient business?
  • Are you eager to find new customers in new markets, but don’t know how?
  • Does the idea of selling your products or services overseas sound like a risky proposition?

We’re Deborah and Vickie and we’re here to give you and your company the skills and confidence to do business overseas.

We’ve combined our specialist expertise in international trade and business skill development to offer a unique training and development programme to get your organisation and staff quickly up-to-speed selling in the international marketplace.

And, we have fantastic involvement from the Clydesdale Bank, so we can reach you near your Scottish base, and you can hear from them how to reduce financial risk when trading overseas.

Your exporting and business skills learning journey

Are you Ready to Export? blends business skill development with exporting processes:

  • 3 x ½ day practical and interactive modules over 6 weeks
  • Apply work-based tools between modules to embed learning
  • Access resources relevant to each module
  • Each module is transferable for most relevant staff member to participate

Training and development stages:

Prepare to Export
•      Assess Export Readiness

•      Change Management Processes

•      Manage Financial Risk

•      Prepare for Brexit

Apply learning in your company

Effective Selling Overseas
•      Analyse International Markets

•      Sales and Negotiations Skills

•      Manage Export Costs

•      Market Entry Methods

Apply learning in your company

Customer Service Excellence
•      Reach your Customers

•      Customer Service Strategies

•      Communicating with Confidence

What’s in it for you?

Growing your business through exporting your products or services requires a commitment of time, staff resources and realignment of operations.  Are you Ready to Export? will:

  • Develop business skills to prepare your company to export
  • Help you organise your company for effective exporting
  • Immediately apply knowledge to your company as programme progresses
  • Build confidence to manage an export company
  • Start the process to grow your business in international markets

A wee bit about us

Deborah Begbie, Export Clarity Ltd.

•      17 years’ international business development experience working in Canada, USA, UK

•      Life Sciences & Technology, Food & Drink, Creative Industries, Manufacturing

Vickie de Vries, Growth Avenue UK

•      25 years’ experience in management, HR training & development in the UK, UAE

•      Food & Drink, Financial Services, Logistics, Construction, Public Sector

Liz Devine, International Trade & Lynne Anderson, Treasury Solutions, Clydesdale Bank Plc

•      Specialist trade units (i.e. Trade Finance, Treasury)

•        Lynne has 20 years banking experience, 10 of those in the Treasury role where she assists clients in protecting their profit margins against Foreign Exchange fluctuations.

•        Liz has over 30 years banking experience involving international trade products and trade finance including risk assessment of how companies do business with overseas suppliers/buyers.

•      Clydesdale Bank recently committed to lending £400m to Scottish SMEs over the next three years, part of its £6bn UK pledge


Are you Ready to Export?

Dates, time, venue and costs for our next scheduled program:

  • 22nd January 2018, 5th February 2018 & 19th February 2018
  • 9:30 to 12:30
  • Clydesdale Bank, 30 St Vincent Place, Glasgow G1 2HL
  • Programme cost £600 + VAT or Clydesdale Bank business customers £560 + VAT