Research and analysis

Wilson Review of Support for Scottish Exporting

An independent review looking at how best to support the global ambitions of Scottish businesses.


The Wilson Review of support for Scottish exporting

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In 2012 Brian Wilson, the Chairman of Harris Tweed Hebrides and a former trade and energy minister, was appointed as a Business Ambassador for the UK Government.

He was invited to undertake a review of Scottish international trade and analyse the challenges faced by businesses. The Review makes recommendations on what can be done to improve support for Scottish businesses seeking to export, a key area for growing the economy.

Published 29 May 2014