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Making best use of International e-commerce & AGM

Where and When:

  • Venue To be announced
  • Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Improve your Marketing and Image

Thursday, 27 November 2014 18:30

This event will explore marketing techniques and how to develop your companies image and brand.
There will be presentations for George Turnbull of Martinshouse and Giles Etherington of Brand Satellite, plus a case study by two of our members.

Sponsored by Smart Exporter 

Where and When:

  • Venue To be announced
  • Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Country Profile - The Gulf States

Thursday, 02 October 2014 18:30
This event will be part of the Scottish Borders Business Week promoted by Scottish Borders Council and the Business Gateway. There will be presentations from the Middle east Association and SDI plus a couple of case studies.

Where and When:

  • Venue SBC Council Chambers, Newtown St Boswells
  • Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Open Forum 2014

Thursday, 22 May 2014 18:30

A return of the ever popular Open Forum with a panel of experts ready to answer questions and offer guidance. This year we welcome our old friends Murdo Beaton and John Wright who will be joined on the panel by John Glen, CEO of Buccleuch Estates. It might be useful to submit your questions beforehand to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. thus giving the panelists time to prepare a considered response.

Workshop - The Bribery Act

Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00

Will the Bribery Act apply to SME's? How can it effect the way you do business. This workshop will reveal why we all need to consider the implications of the act as we trade internationally.

Where and When:

  • Venue To be announced
  • Time 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Managing Business Growth - 24th April 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2014 18:30

It appears the recession is now behind us and as the economy grows opportunities for increased business and new markets will develop. The question is how to meet the challenge of growing the business and the additional demands this makes on production or services? Answer, we have to examine all aspects of the business, become more efficient and probably employ additional staff. This meeting will address the various processes involved in growing your business.

Visit to Scotmas

Thursday, 10 April 2014 14:00

Derek Cameron has kindly invited members of the Exporters Association to visit Scotmas, the world leading designers and manufacturers of Chlorine Dioxide products and Water Treatment Dosing Systems. Scotmas also produces a vast array of Hygiene products, to help maintain a sterile, disinfected work area in any industry.

Meet the Experts

Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:30

At various times we all work with SDI, SBC and the Business Gateway, but what support do they actually offer to exporters? At the event we will hear about the latest products and funding available from all three organisations.

Country Profile - Ireland

Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:30

Ireland is one of our closest neighbours and a significant importer of products and services from Scotland. This event will seek to establish if Ireland is recovering from the recession and what opportunities exist for exports from the Scottish Borders.

Note - This is a Tuesday evening, not our usual Thursday. Once again we go to The Restaurant at Borders College for our Christmas Dinner where we will once again enjoy the excellent cuisine provided by the trainee chefs. After dinner we will be entertained by that well known raconteur from Hawick, Ian Landles.

Communicate accurately with your customer

Thursday, 05 December 2013 18:30

At this event we will discuss the importance of communicating accurately and directly with your customer. This might be by learning to speak their language, using Google translation, or using a reliable organisation to handle your translations and verbal communications.

Workshop - Export Communication Review

Thursday, 14 November 2013 13:00

In September last year Norma Foster gave us a brief insight into the Export Communication Review. Since then a number of Association members have participated in a communication review and the feed-back has been excellent. As a result we have invited Norma back to give us a masterclass on Web Optimisation for International Trade.


The Homecoming 2014 - Part 2

Thursday, 31 October 2013 18:30

This meeting is a follow-up to the first Homecoming meeting held on 30th May. The committee has considered all of the suggestions and will bring forward a number of proposals as to how we can benefit from involvement in the Homecoming 2104. Scotmas produce a vast array of Hygiene products, to help maintain a sterile, disinfected work area in any industry.

Workshop - Google Adwords

Thursday, 19 September 2013 14:00

This workshop will address how we can benefit from Google Adwords. We ran a similar workshop a number of years ago and we will invite members who participated then to tell us how their business has benefitted form using Adwords.