Scottish Development International
30 Raffles Place, 17th Floor Chevron House, Singapore 048622
Jason Grant - International Manager, Singapore office
+65 6809 6142
+65 6809 6201
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SDI’s Singapore office is led by Regional Manager, Jason Grant (pictured left) – our representative for the South East (SE) Asia region.
Our Singapore office officially opened in 2003 under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore Economic Development Board.
We work in partnership with the Scottish Business Associations of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, supporting and networking the Scottish business communities in these countries and ensuring they have a voice and a lobbying capacity with the national governments.
- Life sciences and biotechnology
- Financial services
- Scottish luxury products in textiles, food and drink
The region has some of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Singapore, despite being the smallest of the ASEAN nations, is the UK’s largest trading partner in SE Asia and one of its largest export markets outside Europe. In effect, Singapore acts as a regional hub, importing and re-exporting a huge amount of world trade to ASEAN, South China and Australasia.
The UK is also the largest investor in Singapore with over 750 British companies based there, many of them regional headquarters of Scottish product or services groups.
High growth and high potential markets
Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines – all of these countries have significant and growing demand in the energy (oil and gas, and renewables), infrastructure, education, and healthcare sectors.
These countries also have a fast growing and increasingly brand-conscious middle class, hungry for European products and services.
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Export from Scotland
We maintain close relationships with Scottish companies in SE Asia, and if you're a newcomer to the SE Asian market we'll support you to find the right partners and build your business in the region.
Interest in the region has increased significantly in the past three years with a 25 percent year-on-year increase in the numbers of Scottish companies entering the markets, assisted by us.
There’s also been a significant increase in professional services and recruitment companies entering the market over the past 12-months.
Scottish companies with a presence in SE Asia include Aberdeen Asset Management, Aggreko, AMEC, Clyde Union, Mckinnon Clarke, Petrofac Training, Weir Group and Wood Group.
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Partner with Scotland
Our team of experts draw together in-depth industry and local market knowledge to help SE Asian businesses tap into Scotland’s key strengths in innovation, knowledge, high-level skills and technology.
We provide ongoing support to SE Asian companies already operating in Scotland. From educational excellence to pioneering innovators, there are a number of reasons to partner in Scotland. If you're looking to do business in Scotland we can help you develop new and lasting partnerships here.
SE Asian companies operating in Scotland include Atlas Marine Services, CapitaLand, CSL Global, Flextronics, Gouman Group (Thistle Hotels) and Hallin Marine.
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GlobalScot in South East Asia
Who better to help you explore SE Asia’s potential than our outstanding business professionals who already have a wealth of local market experience?
By offering their time and advice freely our GlobalScot members can help your company with practical advice needed to break into the SE Asian market.
We have 27 GlobalScots in SE Asia covering all sectors, but with particular strength in energy, marine and financial service sectors.
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