International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has announced that small businesses can now access government-backed export finance directly from their banks, boosting UK trade.
GTR-BExA Young Exporter Award
The GTR-BExA Young Exporter Award is open to candidates aged 35 or under and employed in the export department of a manufacturing, trading or financial services company registered in the UK. The successful candidate, selected from a short-list of interviewed nominees, will have typically played a key role in winning a significant order or a series of smaller orders, or in establishing a successful new business which has led to increased export competitiveness. The judging panel is made up of representatives from GTR magazine and the BExA Council.
Winner of GTR-BExA Young Exporter Award 2017
Congratulations to Alastair White, Deputy Chairman of Biwater International Ltd, on being named GTR-BExA Young Exporter of the Year 2017. BExA Co-Chairmen, Geoffrey de Mowbray and Marcus Dolman, presented Alastair with his award at the BExA Annual Lunch held at Mansion House on 10th October. Alastair was commended for his leading role in Biwater’s international growth and development over the past decade, and notably for his part in securing the $1.2 billion Erbil and Sulaimani Water and Wastewater project.
Runner-up of the Young Exporter Award this year was Jack Holmes, commended by judges for the passion and enthusiasm he demonstrated in his business development role at Winch Energy Ltd, a company providing renewable energy solutions and Wi-Fi services for off-grid rural populations in Africa.
Winner of GTR-BExA Young Exporter Award 2016
The Award this year has joint winners – congratulations to Nick de Lisle, Bid Manager at NMS Infrastructure Ltd, and Freddie Tucker, Trade & Structured Finance at Dints International Ltd. The announcement was made at the Association’s Annual Lunch at the Mansion House on 10th October, where both winners received a presentation from BExA President, the Earl of Kilmorey.
Nick de Lisle and the Earl of Kilmorey Freddie Tucker and the Earl of Kilmorey
From left to right: Geoff de Mowbray, BExA co-Chairman; Shannon Manders, Editor of GTR Magazine; the Earl of Kilmorey; Nick de Lisle; Alderman Sir Alan Yarrow; Freddie Tucker; Marcus Dolman, BExA co-Chairman; Debby Bass, BExA Banking Committee Chairman; Susan Ross, BExA Vice-President; and Terry Partridge, BExA SME & Micro-Exporters Committee Joint-Chairman.
Winner of GTR-BExA Young Exporter Award 2015
Troy Wang, VP-Customers at Rolls-Royce plc, was announced as the Winner of the GTR BExA Young Exporter Award 2015 at the Association’s Annual Lunch at Mansion House, City of London, on 13th October 2015. The runner-up was Gurpreet Singh, Buyer (International) at Lakesmere Ltd.
Winner of GTR-BExA Young Exporter Award 2014
Christopher Blackford, Co-Founder and Operations Director of Sky-Futures was announced as the Winner of the GTR BExA Young Exporter Award 2014 at the Association’s Annual Lunch at Mansion House, City of London, on 2nd October 2014. The runner-up was Meagen Austgen of Rolls-Royce.
Winner of GTR-BExA Young Exporter Award 2013
Geoffrey de Mowbray, 31, is the Winner of the GTR BExA Young Exporter Award 2013. He is CEO of Dints International Ltd., a leading supplier to the African mining, construction and other heavy industries, which he founded in 2007 and now has a turnover in excess of £10m pa.