UKTI bolsters team to drive regional exports

Published 25th Sep 2014 by Events

​The government organisation, of which the Chamber works closely, helping local businesses to explore and thrive in overseas markets has strengthened its regional team with the appointment of a new deputy director.

Susan Waterson will support the delivery of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) services across Yorkshire and the Humber in partnership with regional director Mark Robson and an expert network of International Trade Advisers.

She brings a broad range of experience to UKTI, aided by a Master’s degree in the study of entrepreneurial culture, and having previously worked for the Department for Work & Pensions, Department of Education, the Sector Skills Council and Local Authorities. Susan has also worked for former regional development agencies Yorkshire Forward and the Welsh Development Agency.

Susan said:

“I’m delighted to join a dynamic team that is already helping thousands of businesses in the region to make great strides in successfully competing in international markets.

“I look forward to continuing this great work, while implementing new programmes and strategies that will enable us to move forward into new areas.”

Susan’s appointment comes as UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber prepares for Export Week from 10-14 November, a five-day schedule of events and activity geared towards newcomers to global trading, as well as existing exporters looking to expand their operations.

The highlight of a packed programme is Explore Export in Harrogate on November 12, which is established as a key date in the business calendar. The event will provide businesses with opportunities to conduct face-to-face meetings with market experts from British Embassies and Consulates from over 60 countries.

To find out more, and to see what is happening elsewhere across the region, visit and click on the Y&H programme. You can also book through the site.

For further information on the general support available from UKTI Y&H call 0300 365 1000 or email


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