James Houston

Founder & CEO of Hub Africa

James Houston is a founder partner of Hub Africa which facilitates business to business trade and investment linkages between the UK and selected countries in Africa and with a focus on certain sectors.

He is the current Chairman of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce UK Network and is largely involved in the Chamber’s Export Nigeria initiative to promote Non-Oil Exports from Nigeria including in particular the Agricultural and Food sectors.

The Chamber provides linkage with the Export promotional initiatives of the British Chambers of Commerce and the Department for International Trade.

In his earlier career, he was a Partner in an International firm of Chartered Accountants where he specialised in the area of Corporate Finance. He moved into the Private Sector, taking up a number of Non-Executorships including a large food based Cash and Carry Distribution company from which he has developed an interest in the Agro-Processing sector.

He is a former Director of a Midlands based Chamber of Commerce and Industry in which capacity he became closely involved in Government funded City based regeneration projects involving implementation of Public, Private and Voluntary Sector Partnerships.

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Hub Africa: Accessing and Creating Business Opportunities across Africa

This seminar aims to promote and raise awareness of opportunities for trade and investment between the UK and Africa. Through this session you will gain a greater insight into the range of business opportunities across the continent and an understanding of the organisations and entities with a particular interest and expertise in the development of UK - Africa related market entry, such as; Chambers of Commerce, Government Departments, International Trade organisations, Educational Institutions and Private consultancies.