Kevin ShakespeareDirector of Stakeholder Engagement at The Institute of Export and International Trade
Kevin is a key member of the Institute’s management team and an energetic and self-motivated individual with a strong knowledge of education, trade and finance and international trade, built up over many years in senior management positions. His experience includes delivering year on year sales growth of 15%+, managing revenue lines totaling more than £50m.
He has managed top 100 banking connections in HBOS covering International Trade strategy and procedures, including Sports Direct, Alexander Dennis and innocent Drinks. Supported complex International Trade structures.
Kevin has been instrumental in winning large financial services and trade finance business with connections such as Arcadia, innocent Drinks and Towergate Insurance, and supported international trade growth in a number of SME exporting businesses.
Kevin was a member of the Bank of Scotland Management Development Programme supporting top talent in the business leading large teams in diverse locations with different skills sets.
Kevin has developed trade and customs qualification programmes and delivered specific learning programmes to large organisations including Scottish Enterprise, UK Export Finance, Invest Northern Ireland, Barclays Bank, Bolero and Coface. Kevin has also led overseas trade initiatives in Estonia, Saudi Arabia and Tajikistan.