New Northern Powerhouse export champion
Paul Kallee-Grover, director at Avison Young, has been invited by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to be an export champion for the Northern Powerhouse for 2020.
Paul will be working alongside the DIT’s regional teams in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humberside to raise the profile of exporters in the region and support inward investment into the UK.
DIT research shows that exporting businesses are considerably more flexible, agile and resilient. They achieve higher productivity and go on to be more profitable. Doing business internationally can also help them to learn about new technologies, new ways of doing things and new business trends, helping them to stay ahead of the competition and be stronger in the face of future challenges.
Export champions include representatives from businesses of different sizes, from a wide range of sectors, but what they all have in common is their drive to make the most of the opportunities that international trade can offer, and their willingness to share their knowledge with others.
Bev Mullin, Deputy Head of Regions North West and Northern Powerhouse for the Department of International Trade, said: “Paul has been a keynote speaker for our department at a number of high profile events and trade missions in the UK and overseas, aimed at promoting exports.
“As a previous recipient of the Board of Trade Award, Paul has already demonstrated an exceptional performance in International Trade, and we look forward to the contribution he will bring to our export champion network.”
Paul Kallee-Grover said: “At this difficult time for global business we must look to reinforce our networks, explore new ways of communication and look at how we can support one another to ensure our businesses come out stronger and ready to trade successfully in the future.”