HSBC continues to back the Scottish Export Awards

HSBC continues to back the Scottish Export Awards

HSBC has once again thrown its weight behind the Scottish Export Awards following the success of this year’s ceremony in Glasgow.

The company, which is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world, has agreed to be the headline sponsor for the Scottish Export Awards in 2017.

The annual Scottish Export Awards in association with Scottish Enterprise and BQ is the largest celebration of exporting in the country and part of an annual campaign run by BQ to encourage more businesses across Scotland to consider exporting as a realistic opportunity for growth.

Over 400 people came together at this year’s event in March to celebrate the country’s most entrepreneurial businesses actively flying the flag for Scotland across the globe.

Businesses of all sizes are being invited to enter with a host of awards on offer - from emerging start-up exporter to professional adviser of the year.

Alison McGregor, CEO of HSBC in Scotland, said: "As headline sponsor, we’re pleased to be part of the drive with BQ and Scottish Enterprise to encourage more Scottish businesses to export and rebalance the economy outside of London.

"Scotland's long term sustainable growth depends on our enterprises being competitive and internationally connected.

"With a global footprint HSBC plays a significant role connecting Scottish companies with international opportunities and supporting their growth through exporting."

Neil Francis, international operations director at Scottish Enterprise, added: "It’s great to see that the Scottish Export Awards has attracted continuing support from HSBC.

"Scotland now has more than 11,000 companies actively exporting, resulting in our international exports rising by £7.2bn since 2007.

"We’re making strong progress to increase the number of companies exporting and the value of exports to drive our economic growth, and we want to encourage even more companies to make this a key part of their business growth plans.

"This is why I’m delighted that we’re working with BQ on this campaign to showcase and celebrate the excellent exporting work going on already, in the hope that it will inspire other businesses to take a step towards exporting."

If you would like to book tickets or nominate a company for the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017, please click here.

The event is being held on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.