UAE/UK debate: Participants
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UAE/UK debate: Participants

UAE/UK debate: Partnership and trust take on the trade challenge

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Nick Broom (NB) managing director, PVL UK. PVL is a small specialist SME manufacturing reflective and brand markings for vehicles. Launched in 2000 with no external capital, it has the largest market share in the UK emergency service and high visibility markings sector, employs 30 people in Sussex, and aims to expand in the Middle East. 

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Colin Fraser (CF), head of wholesale banking, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi. ADCB has about 10% of the UAE corporate market. His team covers SMEs to larger corporates and governments, from investment banking to cash, trade and treasury products, including institutional business, which manages the strategic partnership with Santander.

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John Carroll (JC) head of international, Santander Corporate & Commercial, since September 2013. His team services the SME client base and corporate banking clients. Banco Santander is adding to its international presence with growing alliances with correspondent banks to cover the most important trade corridors of its client base.

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David Manson (DM) UK country head and head of the UK representative office, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Manson leads business development and introduction of ADCB group capabilities to the UK corporate market, and to clients of ADCB’s key institutional relationships.

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Thomas Denny (TD) vice president of Stonehaven/M Partners, a London-Abu Dhabi-based business working with Santander to bring UK and European businesses to Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

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Timi Okuwa (TO) business specialist, Global Commercial Partners Group, UK Trade & Investment, UK. Responsible for developing commercial partnerships with UK banks and professional services firms to support UK businesses in their exports.

Richard Draycott (RD), managing director, Middle East, Stonehaven/M Partners, Abu Dhabi. Responsible for all Stonehaven client and execution activities in the region.

Karen Williams (KW), deputy director, UK Trade & Investment team in Dubai. Manages a team of six trade advisers covering priority sectors in Dubai, and leads on Women in Business. Also represents Joe Hepworth from UKTI’s British Centres for Business (BCB) incubator.

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