Pathfinder Trade and Invest was set up by Michael Thomas and Senior colleagues to promote and facilitate British Trade and Investment with ‘ High Growth and Emerging Markets ‘ worldwide. We are all about developing British Exports worldwide, and open to all British Businesses.
The Executives of Pathfinder are highly experienced in developing markets overseas. Pathfinder is non-political and non-governmental but maintains close links with governments both in the UK and overseas.
To develop new markets Pathfinder works at a high level to ensure the best connections are made by businessmen participating with Pathfinder. This is achieved through a programme of VIP Lunches for visiting UK Ambassadors and Ministers from abroad as well as Overseas Ambassadors located in London; a series of country market business briefings, followed by a full programme of professionally managed ‘Match Maker Missions’ to high growth and emerging markets. Each Pathfinder Trade Mission is led by an experienced businessman or former UK diplomat; businessmen new to the market are especially welcome.
Pathfinder has set up a number of strategic relationships to assist other organisations to develop their members’ interests in exporting. These include Asia House, The British Exporters Association, The Economist Conference Group and the Institute of Export.
Michael Thomas, CEO of Pathfinder Trade and Invest, is also a Director of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce – an organisation that Pathfinder supports and maintains close links with. He sits on a number of joint Business Councils and is the CEO of CASCA the Central Asian and South Caucasus Association.
‘Our raison d’etre is to assist in opening up new market opportunities for British exporters worldwide and to see them succeed. We are determined to get British business back in the driving seat to being the market leaders in exporting in all sectors of trade’ – Michael Thomas.
“British Business should shift their trading efforts away from Europe and towards emerging markets.- Britain could be STG 20 billion richer if mid-sized companies built up their export presence in markets outside Europe” – John Cridland CBE, Director General CBI.