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I am an international sales and marketing consultant with over 20 years’ experience developing niche products in emerging markets. I help small and medium companies to break through international barriers, creating successful entrepreneurs and a thriving global marketplace.

Services: Which part of your international journey is causing you headaches?

International Expansion Strategy

Where to begin when you want to move beyond your domestic market or neighbouring countries?

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Partner Search

Leverage my network of powerful potential partners who could enable your brand to grow strongly in your target international markets

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Ongoing Sales and Branding Support

Effective use of resources by taking advantage of my capacity and experience to support the growth of your brand.

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A need for Individual One on One Support

Support for your progress in international business development, tailored to your specific requirements.

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Market Rankings

Select the RIGHT market for your expansion based on your individual requirements

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Training or Coaching

Bring your team up to speed with individually crafted training or coaching

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What clients say about working with me

What clients say about working with me

Leigh MathesonFounder and CEO MagicTree Superfoods

Kathryn was very helpful from the start and even recommended I go to free resources before taking me on as a client. Kathryn helped me understand the requirements for customs and VAT when exporting my herbal foods from the UK to the EU and other export markets. Her support has given us a basis for ongoing international growth and the peace of mind that we are keeping our documentary obligations towards the authorities.

Enny KeakiQA Manager Golden Ocean Fish Ltd

I just want to acknowledge you with many thanks for supporting us and our company Golden Ocean Fish Ltd to understand the process for renewal of our aquatic products GACC registration for China.
Your advice has given us clarity on the next steps that would enable us to move forward.

George NesnasDirector at ILFD Group Ltd & Well Known Brands Ltd

I just want to acknowledge you with many thanks for supporting us and our company Golden Ocean Fish Ltd to understand the process for renewal of our aquatic products GACC Kathryn is incredibly knowledgeable in her field of exporting food and drink products to China and Asia. Her advice and support have been invaluable to our overseas strategy. Kathryn was able to provide us with local insight which helped us better understand our new customers and adjust our plan to better serve them. If you are planning on international expansion then Kathryn should be top of your list to talk to before you begin.

Zoe WongsamUnique Custom Made Jewellery

I recently had some issues with exporting our raw materials . I was after some advice to help prevent this happening again and several people recommended Kathryn - which is always a good start!
Kathryn is extremely approachable, friendly and explains a very complex area in layman's terms. After just half an hour on a Zoom call I came away with some clearly defined action points to help with future shipments.
I'd highly recommend Kathryn if you are looking for advice on exporting from the UK - particularly if you are a small business and don't have dedicated departments for this area.

Nechami TenenbaumFounder & CEO Karmela Cosmetics

Kathryn offers valuable advice and guidance and is an expert with a wealth of experience in retail and exporting. I was very impressed with her attention to detail, coaching, and passion for helping businesses of every size. I highly recommend you reach out to her for consulting!

Young-Min Matthias KimPartner for Korean-German Business

I invited Ms. Read as an expert speaker to the online market seminar held in April 15th 2021 in cooperation with German Export Association for Food and Agriproducts and Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture Germany. Based on her business experience in Asia and due to recommendations from related enterprises, the participants gave feedback that they could achieve an outstanding insight on the Korean market and market entry possibilities from her presentation and introduction on the Korean and Asian market.

Dr. Renata ThiebautDigital Transformation Specialist

I’ve worked with Kathryn for Alibaba Tmall operations of one of her brands for some years. Kathryn has a deep knowledge on baby products and infant formula, and I could learn much from her expertise. Working with Kathryn was a great experience, since she is very skillful in international business, so we could have great exchange in terms of long-term strategies. I’d love to recommend Kathryn for any consulting project in both Europe and Asia.

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