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David Coppock

About David Coppock

David joined UKTI as Regional Director North East in 2006. He has worked in the private sector for 30 years, including 25 years in Philips Electronics. During his career he has worked at Philips Electronics and LG Electronics in a variety of roles and markets overseas. He has extensive experience of working with Asia Pacific Markets, as Managing Director of LG-Philips JV UK and General Manager Philips Components UK

Grow your business – Export Week shows the way

Encouraging new investment and exports is crucial to the success of the Government’s Plan for Growth, which has set ambitious targets to more than double the value of exports to £1trillion by 2020. Our aim is to get more than … Continue reading

Export confidence continues to grow

I was delighted to read the recent BCC/DHL Express report  stating that UK Exporting Confidence was at an all-time high. It backs up some of the trends we have seen recently in the North East region; for example the growth … Continue reading

Exporting – via a tunnel under the North Sea

I wanted to share one of my best ever days in UKTI …. down a mine at Boulby with Cleveland Potash Ltd. Let me say upfront the management and all the staff at CPL are first class and looked after … Continue reading

GREAT start for Export Week

ExploreExport successfully launched in the North East yesterday – with 75 Commercial Officers from around the globe joining together to help start Export Week. It’s a fantastic buzz to get that number of people all focused on helping business to … Continue reading

Export Week in the North East

I’m delighted that so many North East companies are getting involved in Export Week, from 11 to 15 November. We kick off at the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead with 75 of our top Commercial Officers from global markets coming along to … Continue reading

The Blue Dragonfly on the river…

For those of you who have visited Teesside, you will have seen the Blue Dragonfly on the river. Or perhaps you’d recognise it as the large metal item that was exported to the USA by the lads from ‘Auf Wiedersehen … Continue reading

Export Week : Aim High, Act Now

When it comes to exporting there is no doubt that my region, the North East, is still heavily reliant on the European and US markets. Having said that, many local companies are doing great business further afield and this trend needs … Continue reading

Serious, but with no export experience? Let’s talk

A year ago, Lord Green, Minister for Trade and Investment, challenged British business to go for growth through international trade. Quite simply, companies that export are more productive, grow faster and perform better than companies that don’t and the job … Continue reading

Sports and exports partner to boost North East

This summer’s Olympic programme sees St James’ Park in Newcastle hosting several key overseas teams in the Olympic Football Programme – Mexico, Republic of Korea, Gabon, Switzerland, Spain, Honduras, Japan, Morocco, Brazil and New Zealand. In addition we will see … Continue reading

The North East Export Challenge for a new Delivery Team

Minister for Trade and Investment Lord Stephen Green visited the North East this week to help me launch the Export Challenge for the region. Broadly the Chancellors target of doubling exports by 2020 translates into some specifics for the North … Continue reading