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UKTI London International Trade Adviser scoops International Trade Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Trade Awards

Wednesday 7th December 2011

UK Trade & Investment?s (UKTI) London International Trade Adviser, Bryan Treherne, MBE, was celebrating success after scooping an award at the International Trade Awards last night.

Held in the impressive Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords, the International Trade Awards ceremony, sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking, celebrates ventures and successes of companies competing on the international stage.

Bryan Treherne MBE, an International Trade Adviser with the London International Trade Team, was awarded the prestigious International Trade Lifetime Achievement Award following his long time service and tireless effort for UKTI London and the Croydon Chamber of Commerce.

Parveen Thornhill, International Trade Director for UKTI London said: ?I am delighted that we are able to celebrate this well-deserved success for one of our London International Trade Advisers. Bryan is much loved by colleagues and clients alike and hundreds of companies have benefitted from his knowledge and expertise over the many years that he has worked at UKTI. I was even more thrilled to see Bryan collect his award in person.?

Lesley Batchelor of the Institute of Export said: ?Bryan Treherne is a member of the Institute and has served on the board in the past. This award in particular celebrates the successes of unsung heroes. Bryan has demonstrated his dedication to the industry, working part time as an International Trade Advisor and part-time for the Croydon Chamber of Commerce, sharing his knowledge gained across a very successful career for the benefit of individuals and businesses. He thrives in the achievements of others, he always helps where he can and does what he says he's going to do."

Now entering their fourth year, the 2010/11 International Trade Awards, sponsored by Santander Corporate Banking, are the only UK wide business awards to exclusively recognise the excellence achieved by the UK?s leading exporters and importers.

Notes to Editors

1. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. We also help overseas companies bring their high quality investment to the UK?s economy ? acknowledged as Europe?s best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage.

For more information on UKTI, visit or telephone +44 (0)20 7215 8000. For latest press releases, visit the online newsroom at can also keep in touch with developments at UKTI through and

2. UKTI?s London regional team is dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of SMEs in the capital through international sales development. A team of International Trade Advisers, part-financed by the European Union, delivers tailored help to businesses who are either exporting for the first time or looking to enter new markets.

The team can be reached at: 020 7234 3000;

Project part-financed by the European Union

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Issued on behalf of UK Trade & Investment by COI News & PR.

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Alternatively telephone 020 7261 8342.


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