UKTI up for global accolade


UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), a Government department that generates £5 billion a year for the UK economy, has been shortlisted by its peers as one of the world’s top trade promotion bodies.

The shortlist was announced ahead of the International Trade Centre’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Network Awards 2010 in Mexico City from October 13-15.

UKTI will be competing against Australia and Hungary for the title of Best Trade Promotion Agency for a Developed Country.

The awards recognise excellence in developing export initiatives, and UKTI’s development of a programme called ‘Gateway to Global Growth’, aimed at small and medium-sized firms with some export experience, was cited as the reason for its nomination.