ROBINSON BROTHERS APPOINTED EXPORT CHAMPION BY DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Adrian Hanrahan, Managing Director at Black Country Chamber Platinum Group member, Robinson Brothers, has joined the UK government’s Export Champion initiative which brings together business leaders who have successfully sold goods overseas.
Founded in 1869, Robinson Brothers is one of the UK's largest independent chemical manufacturers of speciality/fine chemicals and rubber accelerators and offers a range of chemical ingredients, alongside manufacturing services.
As an Export Champion, Adrian will work with the Department of International Trade (DIT) to support the UK economic growth by promoting international trade – particularly chemical manufacturing.
He told Prosper, “I feel very honoured and humbled to be asked to participate in the Export Champion programme. The UK has been hugely influential in the global chemical industry for many decades.
“We see the DIT as a key source of help in steering us through the regulatory and marketing challenges ahead”.
Ian Harrison, Head of Exports, Department of International Trade, Midlands said, “I am thrilled that the hugely successful Export Champion programme is growing with the addition of fifty-four new champions across the country.
“Robison Brothers, based in West Bromwich is one of the UK's largest independent chemical manufacturers and I am delighted that they are happy to share their experiences to help inspire other companies to export.”
Adrian Hanrahan has many years of experience in chemical manufacturing having worked for US and UK companies.
As the main Board Director for Robinson Brothers, Endeavour Speciality Chemical and Britest, he is also a Council Member of the Chemical Industries Association.
Adrian holds positions on advisory boards with Make UK’s Midlands division, as well as contributing to the European Fine Chemical Group in Brussels. He has worked very closely with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy throughout the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the continued supply of chemicals to the critical national infrastructure.
He will continue to be an active member of other government Trade Advisory Groups to support initiatives that promote UK exports meanwhile Robinson Brothers will support all aspects of the new EU Free Trade Agreement to ensure maximum benefits for the company, and the UK as a whole.
DUDLEY MP MARCO LONGHI APPOINTED NEW TRADE ENVOY TO BRAZIL
DUDLEY North MP Marco Longhi has been appointed as a trade envoy to Brazil to help boost British business in the country.
The MP is among nine new trade envoys appointed in August by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to help businesses capitalise on opportunities from new trade deals.
Mr Longhi will use his skills, experience and market knowledge to help UK businesses find new export and investment opportunities and promote UK trade in Brazil - an important economy in the global market.
He said of the role which is unpaid and voluntary, “I am delighted to have been appointed by the Prime Minister as trade envoy to Brazil.
"I am very excited about the opportunities this presents to both of our countries, and I can't wait to develop the trading relationship between our nations. More trade means more jobs on all sides, and I know my own region, the Black Country, like many others, will warmly welcome with open arms these fantastic opportunities.”
The Government already has trade envoys in more than 60 countries and working with the Department for International Trade’s global network to break down barriers to trade.
International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, said, “Our trade envoys play a key role in delivering our ambitious global trade agenda.
“As we seek to boost exports, promote investment, and break down barriers to trade, our trade envoys will support us to share in the benefits that a closer trading relationship can offer to our businesses and our communities."