An expert in international trade, Ben Leonard has over twenty years experience working with businesses from multinationals such as Gillette, British Airways and Coca-Cola to the best, world-beating SMEs from the South West.

With an emphasis on sustainable growth and an understanding of the importance of focusing on the individuals behind a business, he has delivered consistent results for clients facing a variety of different challenges.

Ben has a passion for the exciting businesses in the South West and he has led on numerous successful business development programmes including: Business Start-Up, Creative Business, Graduate Development and of course High Value Export programmes. Alongside this he has successfully launched and run his own businesses.

Currently an International Trade Adviser with the Department for International Trade, Ben will be bringing his real world experience to our programmes.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2015 Coaching & Mentoring ILM
2015 Sustainability for Professionals University of Bath
2010 Prince 2 Prince 2
1998 BSc Banking & Finance Loughborough University


Areas of teaching

  • Business growth
  • Business start-up
  • Global business issues
  • International Business
  • Leadership and management

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Institute of Export