Over nearly 20 years Nigel has gained international business experience working with some of the world’s largest multinationals through to owner managed SMEs and entrepreneurial start-ups. He has worked with and led multi-disciplinary teams that have secured inward investment projects on time and within budget across the UK. He works as part of a team of Sector Specialists, driving Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the North of England (The Northern Powerhouse). This is part of the wider rebalancing of the UK economy by attracting FDI opportunities from around the world that align with the primary economic capabilities of the North: Health Innovation, Energy, Manufacturing, Financial & Professional Services, all underpinned with by technology, digital and creative industries which Nigel leads on. He has experience working with the Department for International Trade (DIT), EY, PA Consulting and in the tech sector where he worked for a cloud based, e-commerce and CRM software business selling monetisation solutions to the entertainment industry, which he helped to internationalise. He has previously account managed a plethora of foreign owned companies for DIT to ensure they maximised their potential across the UK.