Andrew Scott-Green is the new Department for International Trade contact for rail covering the East and West Midlands.

Andrew Scott-Green BSc MBA C.Eng MRAeS FIET
International Trade Advisor & Rail Sector Specialist

Mobile: +44 (0)7825 426737 | E-mail: Andrew.scott-green@mobile.trade.gov.uk

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How can I help you?

The Department of International Trade exists to help UK companies export. That ranges from those looking to export for the first time to more experienced exporters seeking to increase their overseas sales or enter new markets. We work with product and service companies , large or small, regardless of their sector.

The export journey can take many different paths. To help you on that journey an International Trade Advisor can help you. I am an ITA specialising in the rail sector as previously I have worked in rail developing signalling and train control products and then delivering projects using those products in Finland, Norway and Taiwan.  I can help signpost all the services available to you from DIT and use my experience and network and those of my numerous DIT colleagues to assist your journey.

DIT services include networking events, seminars, webcasts, market visits, meet the buyer and 1:1 support in many areas. Please do get in touch so can have a talk to an ITA to see how we can help. When in industry I used many of the DIT services that helped us win some very substantial contracts.

Example of services we have that most will use are:

Risk guides

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/overseas-business-risk

Country reports

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/exporting-country-guides

Export opportunity alerts

https://opportunities.export.great.gov.uk/

 

Why Export ?

The top reasons why companies tell us the export are:

1 – More customers

2 – Increased profitability

3 – Faster growth

4 – More innovation

5 – Greater resilience

 

Did you know?

Since 2010 exports have grown by 39.6%

Export of goods increased by 13.4% in 2017

 

Tomorrow?

Get in touch and start your journey……..


Webinar Invitation: Norwegian railway agency Bane Nor

TransQ is the pre-qualification system used by several Nordic infrastructure agencies such as the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish state-owned airport operator Swedavia and the Norwegian railway agency Bane Nor.

Bane NOR uses the system for about one third of their total acquisitions. The system is an internet-based supplier register that is run by the company Achilles.

If you are interested in learning about TransQ and how infrastructure agencies make use of the system, listen in to the Department for International Trade’s webinar: “Look North: TransQ – Pre-approve your company for the Nordic infrastructure sector”.

Date:    Friday 31 August

Time:    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CEST

Register:     https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2156215261722737153

Innotrans

Will you be attending Innotrans, the world’s largest trade fair for the rail transport industry? Perhaps you have already attended our ‘Getting prepared for Innotrans’ workshop in the West Midlands? We are now planning another workshop in the Derby.  Our rail sector specialist in the West Midlands, Marion Doherty, will be on hand during the show to support exhibitors and several of our overseas colleagues will also be there to advise you on the opportunities that exist in their markets.

It will be held at:    The Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby DE24 8UX

Date:     6 September 2018

Time:     13:00 – 16:30

 You can register for the workshop here   Click here

Rail Live: Export Hub

Andrew and Marion attended Rail Live and enjoyed talking to many of you and hearing about your plans.

ITS World Congress 2018: Copenhagen, 17-21 September

This is a major event for Integrated Transport Systems in Denmark so, if that is an area that you could help with, see here to check out the programme and book as early bird registration is now open.

For any queries about rail and infrastructure projects in the Nordics, please contact our man on the ground, Mark Chapman at: mark.chapman@mobile.trade.gov.uk

 RVE 2018: 4th October

Marion and Andrew will be at RVE event in Derby. Please come and say hello.