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 If you’re an ambitions small or micro-business based in the Scottish Borders, check out this new scheme to help you grow:

The Mentoring for Growth Scheme is run by the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce with funding from Scottish Borders EU LEADER programme, and supported by the Federation of Small Business and Scottish Borders Export Association.

Click to see if you’re eligible and send in an application.

Christmas Dinner

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 11:05
This year's Christmas Dinner was enhanced by an excellent presentation from the Business Awards Exporter of the Year, Tempest Brewery.

Open Studio and Sample Sale

Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:45
Orwell and Goode are having their first ever studio opening to the public and sample sale on 30th November to 4th Dec in Greenlaw
Borders based water disinfection specialists, Scotmas Group, have today launched a revolutionary new in line water treatment system for rural water systems in developing countries, that operates without grid electricity or solar power. The Scotmas Bravo Hydro is fully self-sustaining, creating its own power by means of a tiny hydro-electric generator placed within the water pipe itself, and is intended to allow water to be reliably disinfected in remote areas that has never been possible before.
Borders Export member Jules Horne from Texthouse was on this weeks 'Borders Life' looking at the life of Mary Somerville...

Lifetime achievement award

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 17:47
The life-time achievement award was presented to a person who has selflessly contributed a huge amount to borders businesses, both by running one of the longest running groups, but also for contribution across the board from youngsters to established businesses.

Eribe Christmas Sale

Monday, 14 November 2016 13:49
If you're looking for something 'special' this Christmas, why not pop along to the Erbe Christmas Sale next week and grab a bargain...

Support, Training & Funding

Friday, 30 September 2016 11:37

This month's meeting on Support, Funding and Traning went well at the Kingsknowes Hotel with many thanks to Phil MacReadie and Jane Milroy.

Arts & Business Scotland 30th Annual Awards

Thursday, 11 August 2016 11:18
Nominations are open for the Arts & Business Scotland's 30th Annual Awards which will be held in Glasgow in March 2017. The annual event celebrates outstanding collaborations between the business and cultural sectors. Deadline for submitting nominations is midnight, Friday 30 September 2016.

Orwell and Goode Go East

Saturday, 30 July 2016 13:55
Orwell and Goode recently exhibited at their first overseas trade show in Japan. Yes you read correct, we choose Japan as our first! One of our employee’s, Miho, is Japanese and we had always chatted about what a bonus this was if we ever went to Japan, so the idea was always there.
Plans to build the first distillery in the Scottish Borders in almost 180 years have taken a major step forward.
The Three Stills Company has announced it has secured funding of £10m to support its plans to establish a distillery in Hawick.

EU Debate

Saturday, 11 June 2016 15:56
A full house this week at the Kingsknowes Hotel for our EU debate. Some wonderful comments afterwards on how nice it was not to involve politicians and look at the debate with a business perspective.

The EU Referendum Debate

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 07:07

Voting in the EU referendum whether to REMAIN or LEAVE will be one of the most important decisions ever taken by the British people. The polls suggest the outcome will be pretty close. So, how can we decide which way to vote?

Thursday, 26th May 2016 - 6.15 for 6.30 p.m.
Venue: Kingsknowes Hotel, Galashiels

Interesting visit to China

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 07:55

Exporting to China is exciting; fast; furious and a recent trip was no exception. The pace of development is relentless and the last few months have highlighted this.Working with PSI Global BCCA has been able toidentify a problem at a Chinese industrial OEM.


Interesting visit to China

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 07:55

Exporting to China is exciting; fast; furious and a recent trip was no exception. The pace of development is relentless and the last few months have highlighted this.Working with PSI Global BCCA has been able to identify a problem at a Chinese industrial OEM.


Mentoring opportunity

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 08:33

Borders business groups join together to host open meeting on mentoring

Friday, 22nd April 2016 – 8.30 for 9.00 a.m.
Venue: Council Chambers, Newtown St Boswells

2 Month Work Placement Sought

Monday, 04 April 2016 10:11
I am currently a French student following a two-year post-A-level course in International Trade in Combs-la-Ville, France. I am looking for a two-month unpaid work placement within a company that wants to develop its exportations, from May the 2nd to June the 24th 2016.

One of Scotland’s Greatest Export

Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:00

It has often been said that one of Scotland’s greatest exports was its people. For over hundreds of years Scots either willingly or forced left their native shores. Those that chose to go went to counties that were desperate for their skills and they hoped for a better life for their families.

Michael Hunter, glass artist and founder of Scottish Borders based Twists Glass Studio, has been named a Silver winner in the UK Craft and Design Magazine’s Selected Maker of the Year Awards, regarded by many as the “Craft Oscars” of the industry.

International Strategy and E-commerce Forum

Friday, 11 December 2015 14:47

Join this Scottish business forum to explore the challenges and opportunities of working in global markets and trends in international ecommerce.

19th January - 9 to 11am 

Venue: Business Gateway Selkirk, Ettrick Riverside, Dunsdale Road, Selkirk TD7 5EB

Exporting Shipping Terms

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 16:12

Its one thing getting an export Order, but you need to take into consideration how to get the goods to whatever country you're exporting to. Here's a few shipping terms you'll need to be aware of...

Scottish Exports to Iceland

Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:04
Trespass, the popular Glasgow-based supplier of outdoor clothing and accessories, recently established a franchise in Reykjavik. The store is adjacent to Smáralind, Iceland’s largest shopping centre, and close to Sports Direct.

Living Costs Around the World

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 12:04
Living Costs Around the World - Useful info for all exporters...

This map shows the difference in living costs around the world using figures from the world's largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. The Consumer Price Index, used to determine the difference in the living costs between countries takes into account the prices of groceries, transportation, restaurants and utilities.

The CPI in the infographic is a relative indicator of a country's living costs compared to New York. So, for instance, if a country has a CPI of 70, on average it enjoys 30% cheaper living costs compared to New York.

Hawick Sample Sale

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 11:08
ERIBÉ are hosting a second Sample Sale in Hawick, Scottish Borders, with other amazing Scottish Designers like Jaggy Nettle & Hancock.

Rugby Club, Mansfield Park, Mansfield Road, Hawick, TD9 8AW
Friday 5th Dec: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday 6th Dec: 10am - 5pm

We will have some fabulous woolly bargains available! It’s the perfect place to start your Christmas Shopping and pick up a wee treat for yourself! You will discover colourful knitted garments and accessories in quality yarns for women, men, children and the home.

Grant Funding to help Scottish Exporters

Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:15

Local businesses can benefit from grant funding between £2,000 and £5,000 towards activities that will allow your business to prepare its products or services for international markets.

Press headline for more Information...

ERIBÉ Galashiels Festive Sample Sale

Monday, 23 November 2015 23:41

The annual ERIBÉ Galashiels Festive Sample Sale

Address: Unit 9/10, Huddersfield St, Galashiels, TD1 3BF


Thurs 26th Nov: 10am - 8pm
Fri 27th Nov: 10am - 5pm
Sat 28th Nov: 10am - Noon

As the Morebattle-based web, ecommerce and digital marketing agency launches new services, it's time for a new name.
An opportunity to realise an ambition and expand on professional skills, engage with peers while connecting with an international audience of collectors, gallery owners, glass dealers and curators from around the world has opened up for Scottish glass artist Michael James Hunter.

ERIBÉ Knitwear Design is celebrating their best year ever despite doom and gloom and continued stiff competition. Why?

It is almost impossible to imagine what it must be like to own nothing apart from the clothes you stand up in but that is exactly what happened to many thousands as a result of recent earthquake in Japan. On Saturday Borders folk gathered in Kelso to raise funds to aid the victims.