Shahid Sheikh OBE, Managing Director of Leicester-based Clifton Packaging, has been appointed one of just 28 Midlands Export Champions by the Department for International Trade. Mr Sheikh and his fellow Midlands Export Champions were fannounced and their roles explained to a gathering of more than 500 regional businesses, organisations and media at The Midlands Engine Trade Summit in Birmingham. Mr Sheikh will meet with key representatives of the business community across the Midlands over the forthcoming year, sharing his experiences of international trade and export and offering mentoring. Clifton Packaging, which has grown its own export business from zero to more than 8% of its total turnover and is looking to double that over the next 12 months, focuses mainly on the FMCG and wet protein sectors.
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