Clive Drinkwater

Regional Director, UKTI

Clive took up his post in 2006 and is based at UKTI’s Daresbury office, from where he has responsibility for helping the North West to develop its international businesses, to grow the number of firms exporting and increase the region’s presence in the high growth markets of the world.

Before joining UKTI, Clive held the position of Director of International Trade for the Chambers of Commerce in Staffordshire. This followed extensive private sector experience in international trade, working in industry and selling to over 90 countries worldwide. He has particular experience in Asia having lived and worked in Indonesia, Malaysia and China.

Clive has a degree in Business Studies, an MBA and post graduate Diploma in Marketing. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, the Institute of Export and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is also a Non Executive Director of EA Technology Group Ltd in Capenhurst and sits on the Advisory Board of the start up YourTV company in Manchester. He is on various University boards in the North West region at Liverpool, Lancaster and Chester.