Awards to recognise Scotland’s top logistics providers

Awards to recognise Scotland’s top logistics providers

Logistics businesses helping Scottish products reach overseas markets are being urged to enter the HSBC Scottish Export Awards.

The awards – in association with Scottish Enterprise – have introduced a new category this year specifically aimed at businesses operating in the sector.

The logistics partner award will recognise a company that has demonstrated outstanding customer service and innovation in their delivery solutions allowing exporters to reach their key markets. 

Whilst the Scottish economy has been hampered by sluggish oil and gas exports over the past year – other sectors – including logistics – have stepped up to help fill the void.

Speaking on the awards, BQ managing director Bryan Hoare, said: “We’ve been inundated with entries for the awards for 2016 receiving over 200 nominations across 8 categories.

“We’re really keen to also recognise businesses that support Scottish Exporters, particularly those within the logistics sector who play such a vital role in the supply chain.”

Deputy first minister John Swinney praised the companies helping fly the flag for Scottish products and services overseas.

He said: “International exports from Scotland have now increased by 17.3% since 2010, more than the 15.9% increase for the UK as a whole.

“The Scottish Government and its enterprise agencies are supporting more companies than ever with their export ambitions, with SDI helping over 2,500 companies to develop skills to internationalise, access new markets or increase international revenues.

“Separate figures published last year also estimate the number of exporting businesses in Scotland has increased every year since 2011, to around 11,100 businesses.

“Our new Trade and Investment Strategy, which will be published shortly, will set out a clear approach to boosting exports further, increasing the number of exporting companies and attracting new investment to Scotland.”

Nominations for the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2016 are now open and it is free to enter, simply click here.