Multi Sector Market Visit to Italy

Explore opportunities for your business on this five-day multi-sector market visit to Milan and Turin.


The visit organised by Scottish Enterprise will give you an introduction to doing business in Italy and is part of the starter market programme aimed at non, new and early-stage exporters.


Registration is now open for support to join Scottish Enterprise’s Scottish delegation.


For more information or to request an application form contact


The deadline for applications is Monday 17 December 2018.


Selling your business? Why not sell to your employees?

Planning to sell your business?


Come along to this event organised by Scottish Enterprise to find out whether an employee buyout could work for your business.


Hear luxury resort Auchrannie and design and digital agency P4P explain what they considered in choosing employee ownership and how things have worked for them.


Andrew Harrison, Co-ownership Solutions, will also talk through all ownership succession options, including employee ownership.


Click for more information and to book your place.


This is the final in a series of four workshops organised by Scottish Enterprise which explore succession planning and employee ownership.  Click for information on the programme.

2.4 Understanding Community Benefits and Sustainability

Understand community benefits and environmental issues at this Level 2 (Intermediate) workshop

Sustainable procurement is a vital element of public sector procurement. As well as environmental issues it also includes social issues such as equality and diversity, and fair and ethical trading, plus economic issues including opportunities for SMEs and the third sector.

This workshop is particularly recommended for third sector organisations

Key topics:

  • What is sustainable procurement?
  • Procurement for supported businesses and the third sector
  • Community benefits
  • Living wage
  • Being a “Best practice employer”
  • Life cycle costing
  • Delivering “Added Value”
  • Corporate social responsibility

This event is suitable for you if:

  • You have a good understanding of public sector procurement (completed Level 1 or have equivalent experience)
  •  You want to understand how best to demonstrate community benefit in your bid

Registration from 9.30am