MEET BILL SMITH:
SPECIALIST ADVISER FOR THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Bill is an experienced and influential business leader who has been working in the Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tool Solutions sector for over 30 years.
He has spent most of that time working in customer-facing roles supporting the Automotive, Aerospace, Rail and Renewables industries at both the OEM and Tier levels.
As a board member for many years of the AMRC (HVM Catapult) he has gained knowledge of new and innovative technology, and its implementation into industry.
Bill has worked and lived in the USA and Asia (India and Japan), so the cultural and diverse differences have enabled him to develop cohesive growth strategies and tactics that fit their relevant markets.
Having recently joined the Department for International Trade as a Special Advisor for Advanced Manufacturing, Bill looks forward to putting to good use his experience and knowledge by working and supporting the West / East Midlands companies to help identify global export opportunities.
Whether a business is new to trading internationally or an experienced exporter, the team can help develop a strategy that’s right and help the process of doing business easier.
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Businesses now need to submit additional documentation and engage with new customs processes and procedures when moving goods between the UK and the EU.
Our Export Documentation team and Department of International Trade Advisors are our specialist customs advisory, training and brokerage service. The team can assist with enquiries and provide the necessary paperwork to clear your goods through customs.