Martin Oxley, Head, UKTI Poland

Martin Oxley

Director of UKTI Warsaw

Part of UK in Poland

15th November 2012 Warsaw, Poland

From Glasgow to Guildford – Great British Exporters grapple to go to EMERGING EUROPE

A superb EMERGING EUROPE South West UK event in Guildford. We have seen a massive 600 companies and reached out to 1000s more in the space of 7 days; a journey of over 1000 miles taking the EMERGING EUROPE message across the UK. A non-stop, high performance roadshow aimed at taking our great message to British Business. There has never been a better time to start exporting to this great region.

A capacity crowd in Guildford – high potential companies interested in accessing exciting opportunities in the region. A programme headed up by Jonathan Knott, HMA Hungary and Sian MacLeod, HMA Czech Republic supported by 4 UKTI Trade and Investment Directors from the region.

We are passionate about business opportunity in EMERGING EUROPE yet we are still amazed that the UK is only just starting to get it. 9 countries, a population of over 100m people; massive modernisation opportunities and a retail sector which presents mega potential. We think it’s great.

How do you start your journey through EMERGING EUROPE? That’s easy; all you have to do is click which takes you right into the region and to our EMERGING EUROPE 1 stop shop. Oh there’s also access to range of business opportunities across the region and if you want to get a quick update do take a quick look at our Emerging Europe publication on

It’s been a great tour. Where do I start? A huge thank you to all those involved – our strategic partners PWC, JLL, EBRD, WYG, IPF, Regus, White and Case, RBS and VISA Europe. Our multipliers – a special thanks to the CBI, FSB, BCC and COBCOE – thanks guys for helping us to get our message out there; our UKTI UK regions and SDIs without whom none of this would have been possible – great programmes and great venues guys. A big thanks and thumbs up to Laura at Allurentis for making our publication possible in such a short period of time – how did we do that? A special commendation and tribute to Avis car rental for so kindly supporting transport between the different events and Exorigo for supplying our mobile communications centre – keeping us in touch with Emerging Europe from the road.

And finally a MASSIVE THANKS and CONGRATULATIONS to TEAM EMERGING EUROPE 2012 under the leadership of HMA Robin Barnett. A great show, superb inspiration and forthright determination to make it happen for UK business in our region.

UKTI EMERGING EUROPE – putting you in direct touch with emerging market growth opportunity close to home

About Martin Oxley

Martin Oxley joins the Embassy team in Warsaw, building on a 15 year business career in Central Europe. An expert in the healthcare and life sciences sector, he has led a…

Martin Oxley joins the Embassy team in Warsaw, building on a 15
year business career in Central Europe. An expert in the healthcare and
life sciences sector, he has led a number of the leading blue chip and
regional pharmaceutical companies in Poland and the broader Central and
Eastern European region.
Most recently he was CEO of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce.
Under his leadership the Chamber grew to be one of the most prominent
international business networking organisations in Poland receiving a
number of awards  for excellence and partnership development.
Martin retains a keen interest in digital media, communications,
cultural relations and enterprise development. He is very enthusiastic
about his new role at the Embassy and honoured to have the opportunity
to play a leading role in championing the development of British
business in Poland.
He is married to Małgorzata and has two children Jaś and Nati.

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