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TPS Global Logistics MD Matt Smith has been appointed a Department for International Trade (DIT) Export Champion for the second time.

Export champion 2022/23Matt is delighted to once again be chosen as an Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT) supporting other SMEs on their export journey. The role of the Export Champions is to encourage and inspire other businesses to grow through exporting, by drawing on their own experience.

TPS Global Logistics exports to 190 countries, with USA as the most significant market. The company’s export business accounts for 25-30% of total turnover.

Matt is always happy to share his experience. Exporters can also visit to find out how to start or extend your export journey.

DIT is the UK government department responsible for championing open and fair global trading that drives growth, creates better jobs and higher wages, and improves living standards in this country and around the world.

Export Champions are an appointed community of business leaders that work in partnership with DIT to inspire and encourage more UK businesses to sell their goods and services to the world. The community is currently formed of over 400 business leaders across England, 49 of which are based in the South East.  As volunteers, Export Champions often speak at or host export events, drawing on their expertise and sharing insight on their international sales experience to boost export capability.

Ben Raby, DIT’s Head of Trade in the South East, said:

“As influential voices in the business community, DIT Export Champions play a pivotal role in encouraging and inspiring more UK businesses to sell overseas.  By sharing their experience and expertise, the network helps other businesses realise there is a global demand for their products or services and that whilst there might be some challenges ahead, there is help and support available.

“Businesses find it truly inspirational to hear from successful exporters like Matt – their insight and practical advice help businesses make the most of their potential to sell world class goods and services internationally.”

Commenting on the appointment, Matt Smith, Managing Director of TPS Global Logistics said:

‘I am delighted to have been appointed Export Champion for the second time, it’s great to be part of a project which helps to drive the UK economy. Despite the challenges we have faced in recent years at TPS we have still managed to maintain good communication with our customers overseas, the use of video calls has really helped.

Our hard work over the past 19 years is now enabling us to grow through referrals and reputation, we are approached on a regular basis by companies overseas who have been given our details by existing customers, agents or through networks.

At the beginning of 2022 I went on my first business trip overseas in more than 2 years, meeting face to face made a huge difference and resulted in a big increase in the amount of business we are doing with our partners in the Netherlands.

The potential for exporting goods and services is greater now than ever and I am very excited by the opportunities. Exporting really is a fantastic adventure and customers around the world have become close friends.’        

Matt formed TPS Global Logistics in 2003, the company is an award winning, multi-modal freight and logistics provider. In addition to delivering air, sea, road and rail freight worldwide, it has 3 warehouses based in Aylesford, Kent and a full-time team of 55 members of staff.

Storage and distribution services include over 130,000 sq ft of warehouse space, racking for 20,000+ pallets, private secure storage rooms, 3 mezzanine floors of pick and pack operations, e-commerce fulfilment, short and long-term storage, 13 loading bays and it’s own fleet of vehicles and drivers -ranging from tail-lift luton vans to artic trailers.


For further information please contact:

Matt Smith, Managing Director, TPS Global Logistics

Tel: 01622 237979

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