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Open House on the Road
Global Business


Exploration creates opportunity. Expanding operations to, and trading with, new overseas markets offers the possibility of real growth for UK companies. But with complex factors transforming Britain’s role on the international stage, business leaders must understand how to quickly adapt to, and navigate through, a turbulent global economy.  At these events you’ll learn how to navigate this complex world with the help of trade experts and global business leaders with unique perspectives on international issues.

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“How I set up abroad”. Leaders share their experiences of starting a foreign operation and offer tips for trading overseas

Raising finance for growth. Find out how to navigate the various funding options for expanding your operation

Simplifying international trade. Experts discuss how to untangle the bureaucratic complexities by investing in technology

Learn how a board prepares for global expansion

Find out how to develop a robust supply chain



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 Hull 20th November 2019
 Cambridge 21st November 2019 

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Lilian Small, Partner, Temple Bright LLP
Lilian is a partner at Temple Bright LLP in London where she handles financial services investigations and contentious regulatory matters both domestic and cross-border. She has acted for banks, asset managers and hedge funds, financial advisory firms, listed companies, commodity houses and other market participants.


Malcolm Johnston, Director & Consultant
Malcolm has over 22 years B2B line management experience working with businesses in the UK and internationally; leading multi-cultural teams in Europe and Worldwide covering varied disciplines including sales, marketing, accounts, engineering and operations.


Dr Chris Moore, Technology Specialist at the Department for International Trade (DIT)
Chris is a Technology Sector Specialist at the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT), working in the Technology and Smart Cities Team. In this role, he assists technology companies to establish a presence in the UK, and UK tech companies to do trade overseas. Chris covers the Software sector, with specific interests in artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing, data centres, and cyber security. He has also been engaged with the development of the UK Government’s AI Sector deal, working closely with the Office for AI, and is the lead DIT contact for the AI Grand Challenge



Dr Christopher Foster, Presidential Research Fellow, Global Development Institute 
Chris Foster is currently a Presidential Fellow at the Global Development Institute, where he joined in October 2018. His research focusses on the digitalisation of production, and the implications of new digital innovation on the global distribution of production, work and labour. Prior to joined GDI, Chris was a Lecturer in ICT and innovation in the Information School in Sheffield (2015-2018). He worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford (2013-2015), exploring the impacts of broadband internet in East Africa.

Richard Voke, Temple Bright
Richard handles Risk & Regulation matters, advising and defending organisations in their dealings with regulatory bodies such as the HSE, the Environment Agency, Environmental Health, the Food Standards Agency, Trading Standards and fire authorities. He has worked extensively with high hazard industries such as energy, construction, waste and manufacturing.

Rollo Hope, Head of Exports, Technology and Smart Cities at DIT
In March 2019, Rollo was promoted to Head of Exports for Technology and Smart Cities. He manages a team with a global focus on assisting UK technology companies export their products and services across capabilities including Telecomms, AI, Sensors, Data Management and Data Centres.

Richard Orton, Director Of Strategy And Business Development, IOSH
Richard is Director of Strategy and Business Development at IOSH, the Chartered body for safety and health professionals. An IoD member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Richard is also a board member of the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability – a collaboration of professional bodies in the UK and North America, committed to advancing the safety, health and sustainability of the global workplace.



Jonathan Nobbs, Head Of Product, IOSH

Jonathan is a passionate believer in purposeful business. He has 20 years’ experience delivering successful organisational change programmes across the private, voluntary and public sectors.
Jonathan was educated at the University of St Andrews and has worked in a variety of senior roles including in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
He currently heads IOSH’s Product Department and is responsible for R&D, marketing, product development and business development and has led the successful diversification of IOSH’s global product portfolio.

Melanie Suanders, Inside Account Manager, Corporate Traveller
Melanie has a wealth of experience in the industry, having worked in travel for 20 years in Operations, Marketing and Management roles and now works closely with SMEs to help create and manage their perfect travel programme.




James Quinn, Vice President, IOSH
After a very successful career in the British Army, for 24 years, James attained the rank of Warrant Officer before leaving in 2011.
Whilst in his last 6 years he saw the benefits of Health and Safety as a second career and using his army appointments started to train as a Health and Safety Advisor/Trainer in 2006.
Five years later, after leaving the army, having worked on many army health and safety projects, he worked for Babcock International PLC as a HSE Trainer, then Advisor before becoming a Health and Safety Manager for a large Middle East transport group. He is now working as an HSE Lead in Construction Consultancy after leaving Abu Dhabi as the Area OHS Manager, Abu Dhabi, for Multiplex where they were the main contractor. A Chartered member of IOSH and CIOB, James is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute as well as IOSH Council member, IOSH VP and part of the Presidential Team, part of IOSH Construction Group.

Simon Raymond Wheeler, UK Fleet and Business Marketing Manager, FCA
Simon began his career with Fiat automobiles in 2002 as the career step following five year working in the automotive retaining environment, latterly, as a used car manager. He brought his experience from the sales front line to help in developing the Fiat, Jeep and Alfa Romeo retailer network in their sales operations across the UK.



Victoria Boldison, Founder, Bolst Global
Hull only
Victoria is a multi-award winning Chartered Marketer and international business professional, having worked internationally for all of her career within the start up and SME environment marketing and selling healthcare and food and drink products around the world with a particular focus on the Middle East. Multilingual and with an executive MBA, Victoria now runs Bolst Global, supporting British brands within the health food, drink and supplement sectors to export and grow globally via various international market entry and export management services.

Bolaji Sofoluwe, International Business Development Strategist
Cambridge only
Bolaji has worked with more than 400 businesses, covering diverse sectors including Aviation, Financial Services, IT, Oil and Gas, Agriculture etc. Her previous jobs include working for the Central Bank of Nigeria, Business Factory, Nigeria (now Learning Impact), Halifax Bank of Scotland UK, and various contract roles, climbing to Executive level. As co-founder/Director of the Enterprise, Training & Knowledge Group, Bolaji has led ETK’s consultants to help global companies make connections in 11 African countries to date. Bolaji has influence in Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Rwanda, Somalia, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroun, Botswana, Zimbabwe and DRC Kinshasa. An Africa SME Advocate, Bolaji is a creative and engaging conference speaker – she has spoken at high profile conferences organised by institutions like the World Bank, Commonwealth, Global Financial Publications and various sector-based Think-Tanks. Bolaji also delivers guest lectures at some of the UK’s finest institutions.

Dr Andy Wynn, CTO, FTSE
Cambridge only
Dr Andy Wynn, former CTO at a billion dollar FTSE 250 multinational manufacturing company, has over 30 years of experience in leading the profitable growth of emerging technologies all over the world, including 20 years spent doing business in China and across Asia, and over 6 years living there. Whilst based in China, he built several factories and launched numerous joint venture businesses, so understands well the challenges and opportunities of doing business there for Westerners. He is the author of ‘The Biggest City You've Never Heard Of’, about the cultural clash of Westerners living and doing business in China.

Johanna Archer, Export Finance Manager, UK Export Finance
Cambridge only
Johanna has held a series of managerial roles at KPMG and Grant Thornton, which was followed by nearly a decade as a relationship manager for Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland managing a multi million pound portfolio. Johanna joined UK Export finance in 2013. Johanna offers small and medium sized businesses the ultimate liaison between government departments, chambers of commerce, banks, insurance brokers and other private market financiers with guidance on export finance matters.


Craig Foyle CFIOSH MIoD, IOSH Past President / Director of Foyle Safety & Management Limited, IOSH
Hull only
Craig is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH and Member of the Institute of Directors and understands that a sensible approach to safety and health is good for business. He has over 25 years’ experience in engineering construction for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food and drink industries. He specialises in project safety leadership, training and management systems.
Craig joined the IOSH Presidential Team in 2016 and focused on getting everyone working together, promoting One-IOSH and supporting the WORK2022 Strategy. He is passionate about trying to raise the profile of safety and health practitioners and the profession as a whole. As IOSH President in 2017-2018, he engaged with businesses, governments and non-governmental organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions.


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