Our CEO, Dr Poonam Gupta OBE, was recently appointed as an Export Champion by the Department of International Trade (DIT) and Scottish Development International (SDI). A total of thirteen Scottish business figures have been selected as the first Export Champions for Scotland, expanding the Export Champions community to Scotland after running successfully in England for many years.
The Export Champion initiative stemmed from UK businesses wanting to receive more support when it comes to exporting. The DIT developed the campaign alongside SDI to select the initial Export Champions, who have all experienced success in exporting their products or services overseas.
Poonam’s voluntary role as one of Scotland’s inaugural Export Champions involves encouraging and inspiring other businesses to grow through exporting, drawing on her experience of operating in foreign markets for many years. The newly appointed Champions will help broaden the scope of Scottish exports by attending and speaking at exporting events, sharing their knowledge and experiences and supporting businesses looking to enter foreign markets.
Visit the Department of International Trade website for further information on the project.