Gemma is an international trade consultant with success of growing SMEs into Global brands in over 100 countries. One of her biggest success story was taking a product called Tangle Teezer, a business rejected from a Dragon’s Den, to being a global phenomenon with a market value of £100m.

Gemma has worked with over 120 SME clients to internationalise their business over a 30 year career, and secured a Queen’s Award for Excellence in International Trade in 2014. Gemma spent 4 years as a Department of International Trade Sector Specialist, specialising in consumer goods.

She is the holder of a US O-1 VISA for ‘Extraordinary Ability in International Trade. Gemma is a Business Owner, Brand-Owner, Entrepreneur, CEO, and has experience of being Chief Marketing Officer for both global multinational businesses and SMEs. Gemma was a guest lecturer for UK Business Schools on ‘Global Marketing’.

She graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2007. Published/Articles: BBC News, BBC R5 Live, ITV News, The Guardian, The Telegraph, DIT


• Diagnostic – New to Exporting or Experienced Business (Prefer Product Companies)

• A Road Map for Global Growth

• Export-Ready – Build Brand Awareness, Product-Ready, Market Selection, Route to Market

• I.P. – Legal Documents

• Act as an Outsourced International Business Department – Knocking on Doors and Hustling – Build E-Commerce Footprint as a precursor to Market Entry

• Global Marketing – Route to Market, Pricing, Distributor/Direct to Reseller/B2C/E-Commerce

• A Road Map for Building Global Brand Awareness

• Sustainable Growth – 5 Year Plan

• Bring Brands and Distributors/Retailers together

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