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The Sannam S4 Group announces the appointment of Brian Hyland as a Senior Manager, Business Development, UK & Ireland. Bringing a wealth of experience to Sannam S4’s UK client base, Brian will focus on driving business success for Sannam S4’s clients in overseas markets.
Brian’s 30 year career has been steeped in a variety of international B2B consultative/relationship management roles focused in the fields of international commercial banking, partnership alliances, foreign direct investment and international market entry and expansion.
“I am delighted to welcome Brian to our expanding UK team. Brian’s role will specifically support our UK and Ireland corporate, government and trade body client base,” says Edward Dixon, Managing Director of Sannam S4 in the UK. “Brian’s experience in operating at the most senior level to help companies internationalise will be of huge value in helping our clients plot tangible steps to deliver return on investment to their international engagement.”
In a 22 career with Barclays Bank, Brian helped establish and manage their International Partner Bank arrangements which helped underpin Barclays International Cash Management and Trade strategies before leading the Barclays Inward Investment and Global Referrals Units. Subsequently, Brian went on to conduct senior roles in the trade and investment arena where his roles included Head of New Inward investment in the East of England and, more recently, Head of Commercial Partnerships and Head of Business Development for the UK Government’s Investment Services Team within the UK Department for International Trade (DIT).
In these roles, Brian has helped to support in excess of 2,000 organisations across a broad range of sectors expand outside their domestic footprint. During this period, he has built a deep understanding of the issues, challenges, emotions and opportunities that businesses experience across a range of topics when expanding abroad.
“I’m delighted to be joining Sannam S4 at such a pivotal period for aspiring and existing exporters across the UK and Ireland. With Brexit on the horizon, I’m looking forward to ensuring Sannam S4’s wide range and proven support is as accessible as possible for these internationally ambitious businesses. I’m excited at the prospect of connecting with new and old clients and partners to help them succeed in the dynamic markets around the world in which Sannam S4 specialise.”
Brian’s arrival follows the recent appointments of other senior UK and international team members strengthening the company’s international client servicing capabilities. “Sannam S4’s investment in experienced hires like Brian reflects the increased demand we are seeing for our international market entry and expansion support services” says Ed Dixon. “Brian will be working with the Sannam S4 team and our public and private sector partners to ensure we continue to deliver results for small and medium-sized British companies seeking to export and operate overseas.”
About Sannam S4:
Established in 2008, Sannam S4 works with the world’s leading and most globally ambitious education institutions, small, medium and large companies, non-profit organisations, trade bodies and government agencies.
Operating in over 20 countries, Sannam S4 enables its clients to successfully explore, enter, and expand in these dynamic markets by providing practical, high quality, and reliable local support in areas of market research and partner development, finance and accounting, tax and compliance, staff recruitment and executive search and HR advisory.
Sannam S4’s market leading LaunchPad™ solution enables internationally active institutions to establish a local presence overseas with great effectiveness and minimal risk.
Sannam S4 is an official partner to the UK exporting is great campaign and strategic partner to the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) – U.S. Department of Commerce and the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) and an advisor to several federal governments focused on supporting the interests of institutions and corporate companies internationally.
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