Friday, August 14, 2020

UKTI appoints new rail adviser for the East Midlands

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) East Midlands is seeking to capitalise on the region’s global reputation as a major centre for rail with a key new appointment this month.

Catherine Appleby has joined the team as an international trade adviser (ITA) specialising in the rail sector, with a remit to match manufacturers and suppliers of all sizes with crucial trading opportunities overseas.

Appleby has previously worked in both international investment and rail and transport technology at East Midlands Development Agency, and was also rail lead in the investment services team at PA Consulting.

Most recently, she spent two years as a business expansion specialist at Invest In Nottingham, supporting both inward investors and existing businesses – with a particular focus on advanced engineering.

Her new role will primarily focus on providing rail businesses and suppliers with the practical advice and support they need to take advantage of exciting trading opportunities in Europe, South East Asia and North America.

Appleby said: “UKTI already has a great relationship with many of the leading rail companies here, which I’m looking forward to developing.

“But we know that there are a huge number of other great companies that supply the rail industry as part of their business portfolio and we are really keen to highlight the global opportunities that are equally available to them.

“The East Midlands is the most important region in the UK when it comes to rail, particularly Derby. But we know there are many suppliers across the region which might not actually think of themselves as ‘rail companies’ who play an absolutely vital role in the industry. We are really keen to talk with them.”

UKTI East Midlands is also supporting a Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Germany to strengthen links between the UK rail sector and Deutsche Bahn – the state operated major provider.

The visit, which takes place on 14th-18th March, will explore the huge business opportunities for UK rail supply businesses in Germany – introducing companies to market experts and decision makers as well as giving them a chance to talk to others already trading successfully in the country.

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