Who is this for?
This event is for Australian services and digital businesses with aspirations of international expansion. The UK remains one of the most attractive investment destinations in Europe, offering a large market opportunity and with a tech-sector valued at over $1 trillion.
Join us for a seminar exploring the opportunities and support available for Australian companies looking to enter the UK. Featuring key speakers from companies that have successfully internationalised between the two markets, this event will cover:
- Why the UK remains an attractive location for Australian services and digital businesses
- Why Birmingham and the West Midlands is the fastest growing tech cluster in the UK
- The Support available to companies looking to expand their business internationally.
Jon Baty, Head of Inward Investment, West Midlands Growth Company
Jon oversees the Growth Company’s Inward Investment division, leading a team of sector-focused experts who promote the region and facilitate corporate investment, aligned to the West Midlands’ key priority sectors. He also leads the delivery of the Inward Investment workstream of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Business & Tourism Programme – tasked with leveraging the profile of the Commonwealth Games to build global connections and drive job-creating FDI into the West Midlands region.
Jon joined the Growth Company in 2018, initially as Sector Lead for Business, Professional, and Financial Services. In his time with WMGC, Jon has facilitated major investments into the region from major multinationals (including Goldman Sachs, BT Plc) and overseen the region’s engagement with the UK Government’s Places for Growth programme, resulting in the relocation of significant Government operations to the region, including a number of Departments and Agencies responsible for national Housing, Communities and Transport policy and delivery.
Leonie Ladgrove, Director of carbonTRACK
Ben Hare – Director TinyMe
As a co-owner and Director of Tinyme, Ben oversees the Finance, HR, Compliance & Risk, IT, Customer Service and Logistics functions of the business.
Since joining Tinyme in 2010, Ben has been instrumental in developing the company’s export strategy and building out the business platform to sustain rapid growth.
Growing rapidly in sales of personalised children’s products, Tinyme featured in the BRW Fast Starter List 2011 and has been a finalist 30 times in the Online Retail Industry Awards, with the highlight being awarded the Australian Online Retailer of the Year two years running in 2019 and 2020. This goes alongside winning the ORIAs for Best Social Commerce Initiative in 2020 and 2019, Best Pureplay Online Retailer, Best Omnichannel Customer Service and Best Mobile Commerce Site in 2017 and Best Site Optimisation & Design in 2016. Tinyme has featured in the Power Retail Top 100 Online Retailers for 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Ben served for two years as a Non-Executive Director of the National Online Retailers Association (NORA) and featured in Inside Retail’s Top 50 People in E-Commerce list for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2017, Ben was nominated as a finalist in the Industry Recognition Award at the ORIAs.
Prior to joining Tinyme, Ben spent over 10 years working for Goldman Sachs JBWere, most recently as Director – Infrastructure where he was responsible for co-managing $200 million of investments in Infrastructure securities. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs JBWere he held a variety of roles with experience in portfolio management, stock research, equities trading, quantitative analysis, sales and marketing, product management and operations.
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