Mark Hayward


•  Member of the Institute of Export

•  Certified International Trade Adviser (CITA)

Mark Hayward is an experienced provider of training to companies from a wide range of industry sectors who are concerned with the financial risks and costs associated with trading internationally.
He has more than 30 years’ experience in international trade, the majority of which was gained in a career in international banking (Barclays Bank and latterly Bank of Scotland Corporate). His roles included senior positions in trade operations and corporate relationship banking, providing consultancy, sales support and training to bank clients of all sizes from SME to Large Multinationals.
Mark left banking to establish his own business in 2007 and specialises in the delivery of training programmes and support services aimed at internationally trading companies from a wide range of industry sectors, with a particular focus on Letters of Credit and Trade Finance. Alongside these programmes, Mark also delivers regular Strong & Herd courses including Export Essentials and Incoterms® 2010.
Clients range from SMEs new to exporting and / or importing to large multinational organisations based in the UK and Europe.
Mark also works closely with corporate service providers, such as banks and accountancy or legal firms who seek to add value to internationally trading clients through an increased awareness of trade risks, costs and solutions.
His blog Understanding Letters of Credit provides regular handy hints, tips and case studies to companies seeking to manage the risks and costs associated with this secure, but highly technical and demanding  form of payment.
Mark is a Member of The Institute of Export, having been accredited in 2007 as a Certified International Trade Adviser (CITA).
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