Chamber chair's new role
Senior enlisted for new Board of Trade
The First Minister has appointed the outgoing chairman of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Nora Senior, as one of the first members of the Scottish Government’s new Board of Trade to encourage companies to internationalise.
Speaking at the Chambers’ annual business address, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Internationalisation is a key part of our economic strategy and we are stepping up efforts to raise Scotland’s profile and encourage more Scottish businesses to export.
“We are establishing new hubs in London, Dublin, Brussels and Berlin to boost our business profile, while we will double the number of people working for Scottish Development International on mainland Europe.
“We are also appointing trade envoys and creating a new board of trade to promote exporters overseas and encourage new companies to internationalise. But we can still do more.”
The Scottish Government will provide £400,000 to the Chambers to support new business-led trade missions and forge new trading alliances between Chambers at home and abroad.
In her final speech as SCC chairman, Ms Senior said: “Our future as a trading nation now depends on business and government working together to answer some of the tough questions about how best to reimagine, rebuild and deepen our business, cultural, social and economic relationships around the globe.”