Peter Brown is World Trade Centre Hull & Humber’s new director
Published October 22, 2012
The head of one of the region’s leading logistics companies has been appointed a director of World Trade Centre Hull & Humber.
Peter Brown, whose firm Neill & Brown Global Logistics has seen steady growth throughout the recession, joins business leaders Carolyn Burgess, Rob Penrose and Lindsay West on the World Trade Centre board.
Neill & Brown became a partner of the World Trade Centre shortly after it being taken under private sector ownership in December 2011, and has since contributed financially and strategically to the running of the centre.
Mr Brown’s new role will see him becoming more involved in planning and development.
Carolyn Burgess, chief executive of Language is Everything, said: “We are really pleased that Peter has agreed to take on this new responsibility. His business acumen and vast knowledge of local and global markets will be invaluable to us.”
Peter Brown said: “I feel it is important to support initiatives that aim to boost the regional economy, and I am very happy that my experience of international trade will help more companies in the region to consider new markets.
“The success of the World Trade Centre proves that collaboration brings results. We have a strong role to play in complementing the work of organisations such as the Humber LEP, the Bondholder Scheme, UK Trade & Investment and Team Humber Marine Alliance, all of which are based at the centre, and I will assist in getting the best value from this unique grouping of organisations.”
World Trade Centre Hull & Humber is a not-for-profit business currently supported by nine private sector partners: Language is Everything, Garthwest, Andrew Jackson, Neill & Brown Global Logistics, Henderson Insurance Brokers, HSBC, Select Group, Mapa Public Relations and Smailes Goldie Chartered Accountants. Associate supporters are IT@Spectrum and Safety and Risk Management, with Hull City Council performing an advisory role.
Neill & Brown Global Logistics, which currently employs 90 people from its headquarters at Livingstone Road, has created 10 new jobs over the last few months despite the tough economic conditions.
The company is a member of Hull & East Yorkshire Bondholders and a patron of the Lincolnshire Chamber.
Last year it joined forces with Japanese chemical company Nippon Gohsei in a major development of new laboratory, manufacturing, storage and distribution facilities in east Hull.