Rain

Rain

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Suffolk: Chamber welcomes Bradley Rowley to regional trade role

16:40 04 February 2014

John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Archant

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the appointment of an international trade specialist to help businesses across the eastern region play their part in a Government-backed drive to boost UK exports.

British Chambers of Commerce, of which Suffolk Chamber is an accredited member, has teamed up with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to develop a global network of business-led organisations to provide support for UK exporters.

The aim of the Overseas Business Networks Programme is to offer businesses a seemless link from their local chamber of commerce to fully-accredited British Business Centres overseas.

Bradley Rowley, previously an international trade adviser with UKTI and vice-consul for trade and investment at the British Consulate General in Shanghai, has now been named as regional co-ordinator for the programme in the East of England. He will be based with Suffolk Chamber in Ipswich but will work alongside international trade advisers across the region.

Mr Rowley said: “Developing strong relationships between domestic and overseas networks is our first priority which will provide UK business with a powerful global business support network for the first time.”

John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber, said: “One thing that remains absolutely clear is the priority that must be attached to boosting our bilateral trade and investment and I am delighted to welcome Bradley, who brings impressive international trade experience.”

And he added: “Bradley will be developing a much needed integrated global business support network with chambers of commerce, UKTI and LEPs, focused on delivering quality services and maintaining high quality customer relations so that companies can see solid and sustained progress in their overseas markets.”

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

FUTURE: A computer generated image of the new rail terminal at the Port of Felixstowe

The European Union has funnelled an average of £135.7m to Norfolk and Suffolk each year since 2007, a new report by the region’s business and political leaders has found.

Southwold Chamber of Trade member Rebecca Bishop, owner of the Two Magpies Bakery, is campaigning against huge business rate increases being imposed on the town's traders.

Businesses in Southwold have been leading the fight against the increase in business rates which has left many small high street outlets facing an uncertain future.

WiSpire. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

A scheme which uses church towers to improve broadband signal in hard-to-reach areas is aiming to spread its service into Suffolk.

Another naughty carrot in the Vulgar Veg competition 2016, by Van Meuwen

Have you grown a curvy carrot, a really odd onion or a potato that looks like Wayne Rooney?

Chris Morgan, managing director of Mobile Mini UK, pictured with Sarah Jones, manager at Mr Box at Great Blakenham, when the acquistion of the Suffolk firm was announced in December.
Photo: KEITH MINDHAM

Portable accommodation and secure storage business Mobile Mini has reported a 3.8% increase in annual income at its UK operation, to £59.8m.

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24