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About Scottish Enterprise
Scotland's main economic development agency which aims to deliver a significant, lasting effect on the Scottish economy. Its role is to help identify and exploit the best opportunities for economic growth. It supports ambitious Scottish companies to compete within the global marketplace and help build Scotland's globally competitive sectors. It also works with a range of partners in the public and private sectors to attract new investment to Scotland and to help create a world-class business environment. Its international development arm is Scottish Development International. Scottish Development International (SDI) works with both overseas and Scottish-based companies and organisations. Its mission is to grow the Scottish economy by encouraging inward investment into Scotland and by helping Scottish-based companies to develop trade outside of Scotland. SDI is a partnership between the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise and its work is guided by the Scottish Government's strategy for economic development in Scotland (www.sdi.co.uk).Scottish Development International in the Middle East: The Middle East region is recognised as being a fast growing market which presents valuable opportunities for Scottish organisations and their international growth plans. In response to demand, Scottish Development International opened a Middle East office, in the British Embassy, Dubai in January 2010. Initially the office was staffed by Regional Manager, Colin Crabbe and International Executive, Moira Bibb. In May 2011 due to increase in requests for assistance and advice by Scottish based companies, Naomi Clarke joined the team as International Executive. The role of the office is two-fold; Trade and Inward Investment. Over the past 20 months SDI Dubai office has supported numerous Trade Missions who have visited the region and have helped many Scottish companies to set up offices here or assisted them with their plans to trade in the region.



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