Gerry Blacoe MBEDirector, GB Overseas Consultancy Limited

Gerry has more than 35 years’ experience in marketing and sales across all regions of the world.

Through his consultancy, he provides advice and support to businesses – particularly SME’s – in establishing and developing their international trade opportunities.

Gerry was Chair of EMITA from its launch in 2005 until stepping down in November 2016 and is pleased to continue as a Director supporting the association’s aims in helping East Midlands businesses to expand their trade internationally.

He received an MBE for services to International Trade in 2009.