International Trade Forum strengthens its Board of Directors

Craig McKay, CEO of The Evenort Ltd Group and former Master Cutler has been appointed as a Director of the International Trade Forum (ITF)

Evenort Ltd is an award-winning business, specialising in the manufacture of flanges and flanged products and are certified ‘Fit for Nuclear’ with 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas sector.

Craig’s appointment is a welcomed addition to the expertise we already have on the ITF Board to further strengthen the Forum in its determination to see more exports in this region and beyond.

William Beckett, ITF Chairman, commented: “The ITF is acknowledged to be the leading independent business led forum in our region, sharing expertise, best practice and knowledge in international trade for its member companies and the only private led organisation in the region organising trade visits overseas.

Craig in his former role has already led one of our annual trade visits overseas. Before being installed as the new Master Cutler in October 2015, Craig McKay had already expressed a desire to increase the connection between Alberta and the Sheffield City Region with a focus on the respective skills in the oil & gas sector. As such he has promoted the importance of taking a trade mission to Alberta in 2016 to coincide with the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary.

Craig said: “I was delighted to accept the invitation to join the ITF Board of Directors, because of its activities in the region, its ethos to share information and knowledge in international trade and to help companies grew through exports.

Exports are vital to stay competitive. I look forward to sharing my expertise in International Trade to ITF members and the wider business community for the benefit of this region and beyond.”

Craig, in his new role at the ITF has already committed to support business support organisation Creative Sheffield in the delivery of their forthcoming Sheffield China Business Seminars, where he will be sharing his expertise in Negotiating Payment Terms in China.

For further information on the International Trade Forum’s activities and events please contact Renate Halton on 07794 280 492 or email