UK cloud contenter cloudBuy's Chief Operating Officer Jonny Holden has just been appointed to the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) e-Exporting Advisory Group, where he is set to provide industry perspective on plans to develop the body's evolving e-exporting strategy, which aims to grow the value of UK exports through online channels to £68bn by 2020.
The inaugural meeting of the advisory group will take place later on Monday, with Lord Livingston, Minister of State for Trade & Investment, likely to be in attendance as part of the official launch of the e-exporting strategy at an event at the NEC.
The UK is claimed to be a leader in ecommerce, with 200,000 plus online exporters currently exporting more than the rest of Europe combined, while the internet contributes a larger proportion of the UK’s GDP than any other G20 nation.
The idea, though, is to aggressively build on this lead and rapidly increase the value of UK exports, looking for new business opportunities in Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
cloudBUY is also planning to work with the government to offer a series of roundtable events attracting C-level executives across the United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong - with cloudBuy chair Ronald Duncan undertaking a tour of the Asia region to identify suitable business partners.
The British-headquartered tech SME - formerly known as @UK - claims to offer is the world’s leading transactional cloud platform, with over a million users, with its technology supporting B2B ecommerce and eprocurement for a range of public and private sector organisations via a secure, controlled transactional environment for B2B trading.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with the UKTI on a number of initiatives to introduce our cutting-edge ecommerce software to these new markets,” said Jonny Holden, COO of the firm.
“As we continue to grow our global footprint, the relationship is helping to open new doors for our spend analysis and eMarketplace technology.