The British Exporters Association (BExA) is an independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community. Established in 1940 as the National General Export Merchants Group, it became the British Export Houses Association and then in 1988 adopted the name of British Exporters Association when it recruited manufacturing companies as members.
- BExA in the PressMarch 31, 2016
- BExA announces new Joint ChairmenMarch 24, 2016BExA is sorry to announce that Jon Coleman is retiring from BAE Systems at the end of March and will also be stepping down as the BExA Chairman at this time. BExA would like to thank Jon for his hard work and dedication as Chairman over the last four years. He has built on the associations ECA benchmarking work in driving real change at UKEF; providing UK exporters with a flexible, proactive world class ECA. Today, the BExA name is well respected and has real weight in political circles and this is in no small part down to Jon’s commitment to drive the association forward. BExA has grown in stature and this has been recognised by the appointment of Marcus Dolman and Geoffrey de Mowbray as Joint Chairmen to succeed Jon. Marcus is the Rolls-Royce plc BExA representative and BExA Industry Committee Chairman, and Geoffrey is the BExA representative for Dints International, BExA Council member and former winner of the GTR BExA Young Exporter of the Year. The Joint Chairmen will work closely together but also have distinct areas of responsibility with Marcus covering the Large Exporters and Geoffrey covering the SME and Micro Exporters, they will jointly cover the Finance provider and support company members.
- BExA response to UKTI’s “Cross-Government approach at heart of new drive to boost exports”February 2, 2016BExA welcomes Lord Maude’s announcements on a new whole-of-government approach to boosting exports, which is to be delivered via a transformed UKTI. This closely echoes the call for a joined up approach in BExA’s “6th Annual ECA Benchmarking of UK Export Finance – Whole Government Support for Exporters”. Exporters have long required a coordinated one-stop shop to facilitate their ability to navigate the support and advice available from the many different government departments. This new announcement suggests coordination will soon become a reality and, if implemented successfully, be of significant benefit for the UK exporter community. Along with UKTI, UK Export Finance will play a critical role in the success of this programme and is well placed to deliver increased export credit and finance support if it continues to follow up on the improvements that have been outlined in successive BExA benchmarking papers. BExA would be pleased to see DfID included in this joined up approach to export alongside a reintroduced tied aid programme as highlighted in our submission to the recent DfID consultation. The British Business Bank and its support for SME finance should be extended to include the provision of banking facilities direct to SMEs which is fundamental to the success of the drive to hit the UK’s ambitious export growth targets.
BExA Seminar 2016
Meeting the SME Export Challenge
* * Free to attend * *
Monday, 23rd May 2016
BExA Spring Reception
Monday, 23rd May 2016
BExA Annual Lunch
Mansion House, City of London – Monday, 10th October 2016