Using a brilliant combination of humour and insight, Front Street’s David Leighton explains how Government can boost exports and international trade: promote simplicity, embrace technology and respect the rules.
David’s appraisal of the status quo ranges from unicorns to footwear as he argues inspirational goals are needed to drive transformation and deliver greater prosperity for all. David Leighton is Founder and Director of Front Street Consulting, advising UK Government and other organisations on a range of issues including Brexit, free ports and international trade. Prior to establishing Front Street, David was Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Marketing at Associated British Ports, operator of 21 ports around Britain handling one quarter of the UK’s seaborne trade. Under David’s leadership, a worldwide survey of 280 real asset businesses ranked ABP number one transport company in Europe and eighth globally for environment, social and governance performance, achieving a 90% score for stakeholder engagement. David is a passionate advocate for policies, investment and infrastructure development capable of expanding international trade and prosperity. David is originally from County Durham and a proud north-easterner. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at x