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John Pearson

About John Pearson

John Pearson is First Secretary for Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Mexico City. He took up his post in August 2012. John joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1990. He has held a variety of positions in London, including working in the FCO’s Environment Policy Department. His other overseas postings have included Madrid, Brasilia and Montevideo, where he was Deputy Head of Mission. His previous position was as Head of the British Government’s network on climate change in South East Asia, based at the British High Commission in Singapore, where he held the position from 2008 to 2012. His first degree was a BSc in Geography from the University of Nottingham, where he specialised in coastal environments and air pollutants. He also has an MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College, London, where he wrote his dissertation on ‘Climate Change and the Implications for International Peace and Security’

From tea to tequila, from mezcal to marmalade

For a lot of organisations, March (being the last month of the financial year) means plenty of accounting and project activity. Well, that has certainly been the case in Mexico. But in addition, March has become something of a “gastronomic” … Continue reading

A GREAT week in Mexico

The year is coming to an end, and here in Mexico we have marked it with our first ever GREAT week. As you may know, the GREAT weeks are designed to give UK businesses the opportunity to join government-led trade … Continue reading

A more efficient life

  British company Ultima Networks showcasing their services at the GREAT stand UKTI Mexico recently participated in the GREEN (Global Resources Environmental and Energy Network) Expo, which is Mexico’s largest exhibition on renewable energy and environmental technologies. The event brought … Continue reading

Architecture, animation, apparel – a GREAT week in Mexico

The UKTI Mexico team is currently getting ready for its big event of the year. Mexico is one of the 10 countries around the world selected to implement the GREAT campaign with extra funding in 2013/14. The GREAT campaign showcases … Continue reading

Innovation in experiences

Innovation is something that sets people and companies apart: that special factor that can ‘make the difference’. We see it every day: from product design, to new ways of communicating with customers, and finding original ways to promote products and … Continue reading

Transport of the future

Mexico is now the eighth largest vehicle producer in the world. It is getting a lot of attention as more companies set up production facilities here. Just last month, the Mexican media was full of plans for Audi to build … Continue reading

La fiesta – British style

In June UKTI Mexico has been able to work with many different British brands. Some of these companies already have a presence here, others have just entered the Mexican market, while others are still in the planning process – but … Continue reading

Technology and Tacos

A key priority for the Embassy in Mexico City is encouraging inward investment to the UK. There are various large Mexican companies that have invested in the UK – like Cemex, Monex and Gruma- but we also want to explore … Continue reading

Trade and Creativity

April started with a lot of activity. Last week the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Mexico, Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter, visited us for a four-day programme. On her first official visit to Mexico – she was assigned as Trade Envoy in … Continue reading

The shortest month of the year

As I write this, our team is currently hosting a trade mission with a group of UK companies from the East Midlands, North East, and East of England looking to expand their business in Mexico’s emerging market. Through a set … Continue reading