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George Edwards

George Edwards
George Edwards, Founder & Managing Director

George Edwards established CanadaUK Partners following over thirty-three years as a Trade Commissioner at the Canadian High Commission in London.

During his time at the Canadian High Commission, George had responsibility for assisting Canadian companies to develop their business in the UK. He also worked with many UK companies looking to expand to North America via Canada. He has developed an extensive knowledge of both the Canadian and UK industries.

During his last four years at the Canadian High Commission, George managed a Canadian government European ICT Multi-Country Sector Team, developing strategy for trade, investment and innovation across the team’s ten member countries and the wider European market. During this time he strengthened his links with many of his colleagues across Europe and Canada.

Over the years he has organised a number of high profile conferences featuring Canadian speakers such as Don Tapscott and Leonard Brody, as well as leading Canadian promotional efforts on such major events as Cambridge Enterprise Conference, Cambridge Wireless Conference and pan-European events including Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.

In recognition of his services to the Canadian Government and its clients, he was awarded the Deputy Minister's Award for Locally-Engaged Staff in 1995.

CanadaUK Partners has worked with companies and organisations from a number of countries including Canada, the UK, Switzerland and Australia. These projects have also been across multiple industry sectors. More details on our Recent Projects page.

Outside of CanadaUK Partners, his recreational activities include playing badminton, photography/video and walking his dog in the Hertfordshire countryside, where he has lived with his wife Sheila for over twenty-five years. He is an active member of his local GP Practice Patients' Participation Group, acting as secretary, as well as reviewing proposed patient information documentation for Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group.

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