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Stuart's an export expert
10:00am Sunday 11th August 2013 in News
AN ANDOVER man could be about to help the local economy export its way out of recession.
Businesses across the South East anxious to boost exports will be able to benefit from the experienced advice of an Andover-based Royal Navy Officer turned entrepreneur Stuart Greenfield.
Stuart, who has lived in the town for 25 years, has joined export body UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) as an International Trade Adviser, specialising in the defence, security and technology sector.
He will be sharing over 20 years’ experience of running successful businesses across the South East, from a marketing and technology consultancy that managed Fujifilm’s transfer from traditional photographic roll film to digital imaging, to running the Computer Trade Show in the late 90s, one of the biggest IT exhibition in Europe, to launching many of the first websites for Hampshire businesses in the 2000s.
He said: “From running my own businesses in the local area for many years I can completely understand the perspective of local small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and am hoping my experience will help them boost overseas sales.
“I am very interested in helping the UK to develop the exports markets and I believe it is crucial this is the focus to help Great Britain move forward and compete in a rapidly expanding global market place.”
Before owning his own businesses Stuart was a weapons engineer in the Royal Navy, spent five years working as a systems engineer in the Middle East and five years as a manager at Omega in Switzerland, designing early electronics systems for timing equipment.
He added: “Exporting is absolutely vital to UK growth and I want to do what I can to support UK firms that are ready for this challenge – technology will, as ever, be the catalyst for success in the SE with military and marine sectors leading the way and this has been my focus for over 20 years.
“In the South East the defence, security and technology sector is a dominant player in the region and it is crucial this hub remains competitive.”
To get advice to export contact UKTI South East on 08452 Stuart Greenfield 789 600.
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