Trade Development and Public Sector Procurement

Showcasing what you have to offer and increasing business opportunities is key to developing and growing your business within, and outwith Fife. Review the Programmes below to see how they can help your business access new markets.

Trade Development Programme

The Trade Development Programme has been developed by the Economic Development Team here in Fife Council to help businesses participate or visit exhibitions in a wide range of industry sectors.

With funding opportunities of up to 100% of eligible costs (up to a maximum of £2,000) available for businesses who meet the criteria.

What is the benefit of participating in a group stand?

Through the Trade Development Programme, we organise group stands at major national and international events. Together with other Fife Companies you will receive a range of support services from advice and information to customised training. Benefits of participating in exhibitions together include;

Does the Trade Development Programme include international exhibitions?

Yes, if you are looking to expand your company internationally, exhibitions could be the perfect opportunity to secure your next big contract. Along with other agencies and partners we will work closely with you to provide advice and support that will help you succeed in the global marketplace. If you have an exhibition or a tradeshow you are keen to explore or require further information on what support is available to you contact

Help to Increase Your Sales and Exports

Trading outwith Scotland and overseas can open up a mass of opportunities.

Whatever stage you are at in your business journey, whether you are considering expanding into new geographical areas or already exporting and simply wish to improve your current processes, we can help.

The Fife Trade Partnership, co-ordinated by Business Gateway Fife, can signpost you to all the support that's available. Download the Partnership's Your Guide to Accessing New Markets produced by Fife Council's Economic Development Team.

For information about 1-2-1 support, contact or call 01592 858333 or visit

Check out the programme of events and activities being organised this year by the Tay Cities International Partnership, events designed to help you access new markets and grow your business.

Supplier Development Programme

The Supplier Development Programme offers free expert training, support and information to help you win work and grow your business.

All events are currently being delivered online and can be viewed here.

As a registered partner with the Supplier Development Programme it means we can help guide Fife businesses through the minefield of public sector procurement and assist them to prepare better bids and tenders.

Fife Council’s Supplier Development Programme provides support to Fife businesses in 3 main ways:

For further information you can visit the Fife Supplier Development Programme page.

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