Lincoln College Group (LCG) CEO Gary Headland has been named as Midlands Engine Export Champion by the Department for International Trade.
The announcement made by Mark Garnier MP, Minister in the Department of International Trade, took place at the Midlands Engine Trade Summit in Birmingham.
Gary is one of 28 business leaders from across the Midlands to be selected as the inaugural Export Champions for the region.
All of the business leaders selected will proactively offer encouragement and peer-to-peer support to fledgling exporters throughout the region, helping others to develop opportunities and fulfil their global potential.
Gary said: “I’m excited about the opportunity to share the knowledge and expertise we have gained through exporting education services to China and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“Exporting goods, services and intellectual property can offer huge rewards in terms of growth, but support and guidance is essential to avoid the associated pitfalls.
“I will be making every effort to offer as much support as possible to organisations across the Midlands.
“Next month, in my role as an Export Champion and also the Chairman of the Greater Lincolnshire Branch of the Institute of Directors, in collaboration with the China Britain Business Council and the Department for International Trade, we will be providing a masterclass for companies on the verge of exporting to China, helping them to enter the Chinese market and increase business in the context of the rapidly changing market of modern China.”