Shahid Sheikh OBE, Managing Director of Leicester-based Clifton Packaging, has been appointed one of 28 Midlands Export Champions by the Department for International Trade. His appointment was formally announced and his role explained to a gathering of more than 500 regional businesses, organisations and media at the Midlands Engine Trade Summit. Mr Sheikh said “Our role is essentially to raise the profile of international trade and the benefits it can give to businesses in their quest for growth. I will be meeting with key representatives of the business community across the Midlands over the forthcoming year, sharing my experiences of international trade and export and potentially mentoring a business who is interested in growing through international trade,”
Clifton Packaging exports to South Africa, Ghana and Zambia amongst other countries and has projects in the pipeline in Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Iran.