Roads to Success: SME Exports - Select Committee on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Contents


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Evidence received by the Committee is listed below in chronological order of oral evidence session and in alphabetical order. Those witnesses marked with * gave both oral evidence and written evidence. Those marked with ** gave oral evidence and did not submit any written evidence. All other witnesses submitted written evidence only.

Oral evidence in chronological order
*QQ 1-56 Edward Barker, Head of Commercial and Economic Diplomacy, FCO
*Patrick Crawford, CEO of UKEF
*Crispin Simon, Managing Director, Trade Development, UKTI
**QQ 57-72 Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason, Professor of International Enterprise Strategy, Anglia Ruskin University
*Professor Richard Kneller, Professor of Economics, University of Nottingham
**Professor Colin Wheeler, Professor of Marketing, Portsmouth Business School
*QQ 73- 92 Lesley Batchelor, Director-General, IOE
*Jon Coleman, Chairman, BExA
**Alexander Ehmann, Head of Government and Parliamentary Affairs, IoD
*QQ 93-112 Clive Davenport, Trade and Industry Spokesman, FSB
*Mike Spicer, Senior Policy Adviser, BCC
*QQ 113-158 Emerson Roberts, Sales and Marketing Director, Brompton Bicycle Ltd
*Andy Mears, Group Sales Director, Deltex Medical Ltd
*Steve Box, Head of Trade, Receivables Finance Europe, HSBC
*Stephen Pegge, Director SME & Corporate Communications, Lloyds Banking Group
*Simon Nicholson, Head of International and Trade, Barclays Business
**Peter Ibbotson, Chairman of Small Business, Royal Bank of Scotland
*QQ 159-189Elizabeth Fells, Head of International Strategy, CBI
*QQ 190-233 Mark Runiewicz, CEO, TAEFL
**Simon Davies, Head of International Trade Finance, Bibby Financial Services
**Samir Desai, CEO, Funding Circle
**QQ 234-259 Daniel Doll-Steinberg, CEO and Founder, Tribeka
**Phil Smith, CEO, CISCO UK and Ireland
**Charles Ward, Chief Operating Officer, IntellectUK
*QQ 260-296 Tony Shepherd, Chairman, Alderley plc
**Lee Hopley, Chief Economist, EEF, the Manufacturers' Organisation
**QQ 297-329 Jane Turton, Director of Business Development and Business Affairs, All3Media and member of PACT
**Richard Wilson, Chief Executive, TIGA
**Patrick O'Luanaigh, Chief Executive, nDreams and a director of TIGA
**Paul Alger, Director of International Affairs, UKFT
**Mike Watts, Chief Executive, Novel Entertainment
*QQ 330-349 Melanie Leech, Director-General, FDF
*Steve Barnes, Director of Economic and Commercial Services, FDF
**Philip Opie, Technical Director and Chairman of Bennett Opie Ltd
**Viv Parry, Managing Director, Exquisite Handmade Cakes Ltd
**QQ 350-361 Professor Stephen Hagen, Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Wales, Newport, and author of the PIMLICO Project
**QQ 362-377 Magnus George, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University Management School
*Norman Rose, Executive Chairman, UKTF
*John Edson, International Trade and Logistics Tutor, ITS Training Ltd
**Dr Paul Ellwood, Innovation Research Manager, Leeds University Business School
*QQ 378-408 Peter Mathews, Chairman and Managing Director, Black Country Metals Ltd and a member of the board of the Black Country LEP
*Charlotte Ritchie, Head of Policy, Black Country Chamber of Commerce
*Uday Dholakia, Chairman, NABA
**Christine De Myers-Robinson, Director of European Centre, Asian Business Research
**QQ 409-429 Lord Heseltine
*QQ 430-443 Marcus Stuttard, Head of AIM, London Stock Exchange
**Tim Hames, Deputy Chief Executive and Director, Policy, BVCA
**QQ 444-458 Adam Jackson, Director, SME Envoy and Director of Enterprise, BIS
**Graham Turnock, Chief Executive, BRE
**QQ 459-470 Michael Williams, Deputy Director and Senior Economist, Market Access, Trade Policy Unit
**Eamon Cassidy, Deputy Director Trade Negotiations and Programmes, Trade Policy Unit
**Christopher Chew, Head of Policy, ECO
**QQ 471-490 Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, Minister of State for Trade and Investment
**Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise

Alphabetical list of all witnesses


*    AIM, London Stock Exchange

*    Alderley plc

**    All3Media

    Alliance of Sector Skills Councils (the Alliance)

    APPG on Modern Languages

    Association of Event Organisers

    Aston Business School


    BAA Airports Ltd

*    Barclays

**    Bennett Opie Ltd


**    Better Regulation Executive (BRE)

**    Bibby Financial Services Ltd

    Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

*    Black Country Chamber of Commerce

*    Black Country Metals Ltd

    Blue Sheep LLP

    BP Sail Boats

    Bradford Centre in International Business (BCIB)

*    British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

*    British Exporters Association (BExA)

    British Furniture Confederation

    British Insurance Brokers' Association

    British Marine Federation (BMF)

**    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA)

    British Security Industry Association Ltd (BSIA)

    British Textile Machinery Association

*    Brompton Bicycle Ltd

    Buckinghamshire Business First

    China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)

**    CISCO UK and Ireland

    Concrete Canvas Ltd

*    Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

    Dart Sensors Ltd

*    Deltex Medical Ltd

*    Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

**    EEF, the Manufacturers' association


    Engineering and Machinery Alliance (EAMA)

    Engineering the Future Alliance

**    European Centre for Asian Business Research

**    Export Control Organisation (ECO)

**    Exquisite Handmade Cakes Ltd

*    Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

    Federation of Small Businesses, Kent and Medway Region

    Felixstowe College

*    Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

*    Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

    Forum of Private Business

**    Funding Circle Ltd


    Global Trade Network

    Going Global Skills

*    The Government (see UK Trade and Investment)

    Griffon Hoverwork Ltd

**    Hagen, Stephen - Professor at University of Wales, Newport

    Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

    Harrap, Tim

**    Heseltine, Lord

*    HSBC

    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

**    Institute of Directors (IoD)

*    Institute of Export (IOE)

    Institute of Physics

**    IntellectUK

*    ITS Training Ltd

*    Kneller, Richard - Professor at University of Nottingham

**    Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)

**    Leeds University Business School

**    Lloyd-Reason, Lester - Professor at Anglia Ruskin University

*    Lloyds Banking Group

    LMK Thermosafe Ltd

    London & General Marketing Ltd

    Manufacturing Technologies Association

    Market Research Society

    Minden Systems Ltd

**    Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Michael Fallon MP

**    Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

*    National Asian Business Association (NABA)


    Northern Defence Industries Ltd

**    Novel Entertainment Ltd

**    nDreams Ltd

**    Producers Alliance of Cinema and Television (PACT)


    Rank Brothers

    Research Councils UK

**    Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)

    Scotch Whisky Association

    Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

    Steel Services Direct Ltd

    Teapigs Ltd

    Testhouse Ltd

**    The Independent Games Developers Association (TIGA)

*    Trade and Export Finance Ltd (TAEFL)

*    Trade Policy Unit, BIS and DFID

**    Tribeka Ltd

*    UK Export Finance (UKEF)

**    UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT)

    UK India Business Council (UKIBC)

*    UK Trade Facilitation (UKTF)

*    UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)

    University of Chester

**    Wheeler, Colin - Professor at Portsmouth Business School

    Whitmore, Malcolm

    Woodhead Publishing Ltd

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