For close to 20 years, Keith has been advising growth stage companies expanding worldwide. During this period, he performed various roles for UK Trade & Investment and the Department for International Trade, spending 6 years from 2012-2018 as a Tech City focussed global expansion adviser – helping ambitious companies to look beyond the UK and plot a viable path to markets such as the US, Brazil and Asia Pac. In the process, Keith developed broad networks across resellers, corporates, venture capital, professional & legal and government agencies.
Keith is currently a Fintech specialist for Invest Hong Kong with a specific remit to engage Fintechs (primarily B2B) across the UK & Europe looking to embrace Asia with a view to helping them to set up and expand their operations from Hong Kong. His role is to ensure that scaling companies access opportunities in Hong Kong quickly & efficiently by connecting them with regulators, appropriate govt agencies, sources of funding, financial institutions and prospective partners.
Keith has a keen interest in – strategic planning; how to strike the right balance when exporting a company DNA to a new market; helping founders to understand where value resides in their companies and leverage this value properly and last but not least, global geopolitics- having read politics at university and acquired post graduate qualifications in international business and development.