MEETING THE MAKERS: THE ROLE OF MANUFACTURING IN A POST-COVID 19 LANDSCAPE

Watch the interview of Clare Hunter, Head of Marketing & Communications at Coltraco Ultrasonics, by Mark Ling, Head of Trade & Supplier Finance, Santander UK, discussing exporting, UK manufacturing and the Government coronavirus response schemes.

Click to play Clare's interview [starts at 23:18 for 10 minutes]

Summary of GTR Webinar

Clare spoke about:

  • the impact of coronavirus on UK SMEs
  • the benefits of manufacturing in the UK
  • exporting to 100+ countries across multiple market sectors
  • how we at Coltraco Ultrasonics are being resilient and forward positioning
  • e.g. focussing on our people, continuing with R&D (including a brand new product launch coming this week)
  • highlighting some of the good UK Government schemes to help business through this very challenging crisis

Mark Ling is Head of Trade & Supplier Finance, he joined Santander to drive the development of its international business across the UK in May 2014. Mark represents the bank in numerous forums, in particular UK Finance on committees that focus on exports and trade finance, also acting as lead for the bank’s relationship with UKEF.

Clare Hunter leads the marketing and communications strategy for Coltraco, British manufacturers of ultrasonic technology operating in 120 countries, coordinating the company’s global network. Having been with the company since 2011, Clare was awarded the 2019 GTR-BExA Young Exporter of the Year for her commitment to developing export business in advanced and emerging market countries.

GTR (Global Trade Review) kindly invited Clare to speak at the GTR’s flagship event in London in May. However due to coronavirus, GTR are continuing to inform and engage with international business, specially the trade finance community, by bringing webinars to our screens. Hosted by Jeff Ando, over 250 people signed up to this webinar to hear from a panel of experts discussing UK trade in the “new normal” of coronavirus. Kicked off by Rebecca Harding of Coriolis Technologies interviewing Mirka Skrzypczak from RBS about the banks’ response, and followed by John Burbidge-King from Interchange Solutions, Jaya Vohra at Barclays Bank, Michael Vrontamitis at Standard Chartered Bank and Caroline Stockmann.

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