Tricia Francis

International Trade Associate, UKTI

Tricia joined the UKTI NW International Trade Team in 2001, initially deployed within the Cheshire & Warrington area to use her private sector background in export sales to guide and assist SMEs on export sales. Tricia’s role developed over the years to focus on work with chemical sector companies across the whole of the North West. She is also one of UKTI NW’s Mid-Sized Business (MSB) advisers.

Before joining UKTI Tricia held positions in International Sales and Marketing for SMEs within the Healthcare and Consumer Goods sector with key responsibility for developing sales in Europe, North America and South East Asia. During her daughter’s early years she held interim roles within PR and Personal Assistant to Directors. Tricia has lived and worked in Canada (dual British-Canadian citizenship), Germany and Cyprus.

Tricia has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Birmingham and is a member of the Institute of Export. Tricia is an advisor to the Programme Board of Catalyst for Growth, a competitive RGF grant scheme, led by the University of Chester, which supports North West Chemical and Chemical related businesses looking to expand through capital investment projects. Since 2011 she has worked on a consultancy basis for UKTI NW and is Director of her own company, Tomorrow The World, assisting businesses with cost-effective packages of support to exhibit at overseas trade shows.