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S5W-23017: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the commitment in its paper, A Trading Nation – a plan for growing Scotland’s exports, to expand GlobalScot to have 2,000 business people in key markets, by what date it expects to achieve the 2,000 target.

Answered by: Ivan McKee 14 May 2019

The Scottish Government, working in close collaboration with our enterprise agencies and other delivery partners, intends to significantly scale up the GlobalScot network, expanding from 600 to 2000 business people in key markets, including doubling to 500 in Europe by 2020. Further growth in the wider GlobalScot network will be subject to identifying individuals with the requisite skills and experience in our priority markets and sectors. Any experienced business people in international markets who feel they may be able to support Scotland’s trade and investment drive as a Global Scot are encouraged to contact Scottish Enterprise.